Senior Spotlight: Punxsutawney’s Crago to Attend IUP

With graduation ceremonies being affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic, Explore Your Town, Inc. and several area businesses have teamed up to help recognize local high school seniors. Today’s featured graduating senior is Lily Crago.

Name: Lily Crago
School: Punxsutawney
Hometown: Punxsutawney
Parents: Jessica Lowmaster & Justin Crago

Tell us about yourself: I enjoy music, reading books, being with my family and friends, swimming, exploring the woods, going on car rides, and having game/movie nights.

School activities and sports: Mix Chorus (9-12), Show Choir (9-12), Select Ensemble (11,12), Women’s Choir (10-12), Tri-M (11,12), Musical Theater (11,12), and PowderPuff (12) Student of the Month.

Favorite teacher: Mrs.Knepper, Mr.Divins, Miss Miller, and Mr.Hayden

Favorite subject: Child Development

Favorite memories from school: Making music in the choir rooms, having amazing talks after a performance, making new friends with some awesome memories, having great talks with some awesome teachers, having fun at the school dances, and field day.

Future plans: I’m going to IUP for Family Consumer Science to hopefully do something with children. Then, I’m going to start a family with a German Shepard, go around the world, or just to Disney World, and live a long happy life.

Advice for future students: To have fun but work hard. Don’t let what other people think bring you down and make you change. Change for yourself and if you love who you are then don’t! Never give up hope even when you think the world is against you. It’s not it’s just leading you in a different path and it will be a bumpy path but it’s just the beginning to a new journey. Don’t give up on yourself and think that there is nothing past high school because you are wrong, graduation is just the beginning.

Favorite bands: Luke Combs, Billie Eilish, Christina Perri, Carrie Underwood, Halsey, Post Malone, Halestorm, Carly Pearce

Favorite movies: Any Disney movie, Divergent, The Longest Ride, Fast and Furious, I Still Believe, and How to Train Your Dragon

Who is your favorite celebrity or athlete? Shailene Woodley

What is your least favorite cafeteria food? Stuffed Shells

Favorite joke: What did the Buffalo say to his son when he left for college? ~Bison

Is cereal soup? Why or why not? I honestly don’t know. I mean yes, you can consider it a breakfast soup but still some people call oatmeal cereal and that’s not a soup so I say it’s not.

Toilet paper, over or under? Over

Thank you’s: Big thanks to my family, my friends, Mrs. Knepper, Mr. Divins, Cathy Pennington, SSCD teachers, and my cousin Dylan, fly high cousin!


Each student who is interested in participating will be featured within an article that will be posted on The article will feature information about the student and a photo.

Students must be from a school within Clarion, Forest, Jefferson, or Venango Counties to be included.

Students who would like to be featured can sign up here.

Participating students will be registered to win a prize pack that includes gift certificates to local restaurants.

The following local sponsors have contributed to help make this campaign possible:

Barrow-Civic Theatre

Extreme Machine Fabricating

Matt Higgins

Eric Shick

Trails End Restaurant

UPMC Urgent Care – Clarion

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