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Senior Feature: Clara Allen

By: Hannah Snedaker/Senior Writer

God never ends anything on a negative, he always ends on a positive. – Edwin Louis Cole

Senior Clara Allen will attend Clarks Summit University after graduation from Blue Ridge to pursue a degree in business.

“I chose this major,” she says, “so I can learn the basics of entrepreneurship and one day own my own business.”

Initially, though, Allen says she wants to work at a salon after acquiring her business degree.

“I studied cosmetology at Susquehanna County Career and Technical School and am hoping that I can get into a salon that focuses more on coloring, cutting and extensions.”

Allen says while she is ready to get started on the next phase in her life, she has good memories of Blue Ridge.

“I think the thing that I will miss most about Blue Ridge is the teachers. All they want is for you to succeed, and they will never stop pushing to to do your best.”

Clara Allen is pictured second from right as she prepares to front spot her stunt group. Photo courtesy of Nick Swaha.

Allen says she will also miss cheerleading: “My favorite memories from high school include the basketball games I cheered at.”

Allen was a cheerleader for the Blue Ridge boys basketball team for three years; and a member of the theater for seven years.

She says her mom is her strongest support person and helped her get through high school.

“My mom has always been there for me, no matter what. She supports me in any way she can. For example, she wanted me to go to college on campus. When I told her I didn’t want to, she never tried to convince me otherwise.”

Allen thinks that she will probably start her business locally.

“I can see myself staying in Pennsylvania just so I can be close to family. I may, in the future, move to West Virginia because it’s beautiful there.”

She states that she will dearly miss her friends after high school and when she goes to college.

As Allen prepares to leave Blue Ridge, she says her advice for the current and upcoming high school students is: “Don’t rush the years you have.”

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Hannah Snedaker
Hannah Snedaker is in 12th grade. She is currently the treasurer of SADD and member of multiple clubs including, NHS, Leo Club, and Geocaching. Outside of school, Hannah enjoys hanging out with friends and family.
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