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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

Gary Black hiking in the canyon

Gary Black graduated from Conemaugh Township Area Middle/High School in 1991. After high school, Gary attended Juniata College to play basketball and major in elementary education.

Old photo of Gary Black playing basketball

To know Gary as active at Conemaugh Township Area High School would be an understatement. Along with being a part of the Archery and Conservation Clubs, Gary was a member of the basketball, football, and baseball teams. Gary’s favorite high school memory came his senior year when the varsity basketball team made it deep into the Pennsylvania state playoffs. The team made it to the final four game played at Pitt against Clairton in 1991. “Playing sports in high school was a great way to meet new people. I still use sports today as a way of meeting new people and helping young kids grow physically and emotionally,” stated Gary. Gary’s favorite teacher was Mr. Hempfield because he was, “so goofy and he actually made science kind of fun.”  

Gary left college when he was offered a job by Galliker’s Dairy as a truck driver. He has been with the company for 28 years. Gary is nothing short of a family man and outdoorsman. His favorite pastime is hunting, fishing, and camping with his four kids who all attend Conemaugh Township Area School District. 

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.