Our Alumni

We are proud of our alumni legacy. Over the past 180 years, many remarkable individuals have walked through the halls of Port Allegany schools. We think these people have fascinating stories to tell, and we want to share some those stories here with you. May all of our alumni know how honored we are to know you; you are always welcome here at “home.”

Leaving a Legacy

We are very pleased to showcase noteworthy individuals who have left a fine legacy and defined the very essence of what and who we are - those who have made us better simply because they were here.

Denzel Middleton

Alumni of the Month - Dr. Denzel Middleton

Year of Graduation: 2010

What have you done since graduating from Port Allegany High School?

After graduating from Port Allegany High School I went on to get my bachelor of science in biology at Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania. I then continued my education at West Virginia University for both my master's and PhD in parasite immunology, studying gastrointestinal parasites under the direction of Dr. Scott Bowdridge.

Currently, I am working as a post doctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Department of Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics studying Type I Diabetes.

Where do you currently live?

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Who was your favorite teacher in high school? Why were they your favorite?

My favorite teacher in high school would have been Mr. Myers. He taught us the value of showing up and working hard to achieve great results. He really cared about his students and ensured our long rehearsal hours together were also filled with jokes and laughter.

What is your fondest memory of Port Allegany High School? 

My fondest memory in high school would be my senior year our boy's soccer team defeating Coudersport at Coudy. We ended the game, cheered, and our team sang the song from Green Street Hooligans, I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles, at the top of our lungs.