Senior Spotlight: Punxsy’s Brianna Hoover to Attend Bella Capelli Academy for Cosmetology

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 Brianna Hoover.

Name: Brianna Hoover
School: Punxsutawney
Hometown: Walston
Parents: Todd and Peggy Hoover

Tell us about yourself: I enjoy being with my family and friends, golfing, doing hair, going on adventures, working out, and fishing.

School activities and sports: Golf (9-12), Student Council (9-12), Varsity Club (10-12), Foreign Language (9), Science Club (9), Groundhog Phil Dancer (12)

Awards: Golf District Champion (2018-19), Golf District Team Champions (2016,18,19), Golf MVP (2018), Homecoming Princess

Favorite teacher: Mr. Divins

Favorite subject: Psychology

Favorite memories from school: Playing golf & being apart of a team, making new friends, being apart of the student section, and especially senior year

Future plans: Attend Bella Capelli Academy for Cosmetology

Advice for future students: Work hard, participate, join a club/sport, be kind

Favorite bands: Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, Kane Brown, Lil Uzi, DaBaby

Favorite movies: I don’t have a favorite movie but my favorite TV Show is One Tree Hill

Who is your favorite celebrity or athlete? LeBron James

What is your least favorite cafeteria food? I don’t really like any of it that much

Is cereal soup? Why or why not? No, it’s cereal.

Toilet paper, over or under? Over

Thank you’s: My family, especially my parents & brother. My friends, Mr. Divins, Mr. Constantino, and Mr. Shenkle.


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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