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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

Arek Zambanini and family

Arek Zambanini graduated from Conemaugh Township in 2003. He grew up in the Hollsopple/Jerome area with his parents Samuel and Valerie Zambanini. After graduation, Arek attended the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Allegany College of Maryland, and Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) where he obtained a bachelor of science with a major in kinesiology and a minor in history. He was an assistant baseball coach at Texas A&M International University from 2008–2010. He then became the head softball coach at Texas A&M International University from 2010–2021. In 2021 TAMIU Softball received votes in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association top twenty-five poll for the first time in school history. He is now currently employed by the United Independent School District as a special education inclusion teacher and assistant baseball coach. Arek is married to Mayra Garcia who is also an educator and employed by Laredo Independent School District as a college, career, military, and readiness coordinator. They have one son Arian Zambanini, who is twelve, and one daughter, Alahna, age six.

During Arek’s high school years, he was a four-year letterman in football and baseball. He was involved in the student council, yearbook club, and art club. Mr. Arek Zambanini wants to thank the following coaches: Pat Berzonski, Joe Kimmel, Dave Jordan, Chuck Lesko, Jim Foster, Chad Rinninger, Pete Kuharchek, Don Haines, Robert Bambino, Ron Telenko, Rod Jarvis, Barry Thomas, Craig Andrews, Rick Matsko, Ms. Maria Pepoy, Mrs. Kelly Birkimer, Mr. Bridgewater, Mr. Kendig, Mr. Adams, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Dave Koba, Mrs. Telenko, Mr. Rummel, Mrs. Keifer, and Mr. Andolina for making his experience at Conemaugh Township so memorable.

Arek’s favorite memories from Conemaugh Township are Friday night football games, baseball playoff runs, and school dances. He would like to say, “Enjoy your time in high school. It will be some of the best days of your life. You will make lifelong friends and memories. CT is a great school and a great community. I am thankful to have attended such a supportive school with a lot of spirit.”

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.