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CTASD Alumni

For the past 75 years, we have been educating students who’ve used the skills they learned at CTASD to succeed in life. We are proud of our graduates and want to extend an invitation to them to reconnect with former classmates, network with current and retired professionals, and influence the next generation coming out of Conemaugh.

Each month we will showcase the successes of our alumni by highlighting a different graduate or graduating class. While success looks different in different situations, we want to create an opportunity to acknowledge the thread that ties them all together.

Alumni Highlight

Alumni-Christopher TorchiaChristopher Torchia is a member of the graduating class of 1991.

After graduating from Conemaugh Township, Chris attended Clarion University of Pennsylvania where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and general studies. After his time in college, he moved to Washington, D.C., where he was hired by a defense contractor for whom he worked for ten years. When that time had passed, he landed a job with the federal government as a business manager for a submarine program.

Chris still resides in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Deepa, and his son, Sajan.

From his time at Conemaugh Township, Chris recalls a memory of his favorite teacher, Scott Cable, who was also his basketball coach.

He stated, “I really enjoyed Mr. Cable’s world cultures class. He made the classroom fun to be in, but kept in mind learning was the number one priority.”

Torchia also stated, “His mentorship in basketball helped me in some of my successes today.”

Since then, the two have remained very close friends. Chris recalls that one of his fondest memories from his time at Township was playing in a playoff basketball game at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown under his close friend and coach.

Torchia Family photo

Alumni of the Month Nominations

Conemaugh Township Area School District celebrates a proud tradition of excellence as we strive to create leaders of tomorrow. If you would like to nominate an alumnus who continues to promote this tradition that began at Conemaugh Township Area Schools many years ago and who continues to serve as an outstanding citizen, leader, athlete, musician, teacher, or mentor, please complete our nomination form below.