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4 Questions With Mr. Howell

Retiring Teacher Reflects on Career and Plans for the Future

Q: What are your plans after retiring?

Mr. Howell: “I will still want to do something part time. I also plan to continue to referee high school volleyball and do more collegiate games as well since I will have the time to travel to do them. I would also like to do more world traveling.  I have a number of different countries I would really like to visit. I have already been to Amsterdam, Japan, London, Germany but Australia and New Zealand are on the top of my bucket list.”


Q: What are your favorite memories from working?

Mr. Howell: “My colleges, some of my closest colleges here are my best friends. And other additional memories would be starting the boys volleyball program here…..winning 5 volleyball section championships and making the WPIAL playoffs 23 of my 28 coaching years and the state playoffs 5 times.”


Q: What will you miss the most?

Mr. Howell: “I love teaching, I will miss that part of it the most. I will also miss the students here at hempfield.”


Q: What advice would you give to future students?

Mr. Howell: “Don’t ever let anyone tell you you can’t do something, there are no boundaries on what you can do.”

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Anna Geisel
Anna Geisel, Contributor
Anna was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is currently a junior at Hempfield Area High School. She is a multisport athlete at Hempfield running cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track. Anna also really enjoys cheering at Rain Athletics and competing at competitions all over. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her friends and family. She also really enjoys listening to all different kinds of music including Zach Bryan and Morgan Wallen. In the summer, Anna worked at Greensburg Country Club as a lifeguard and currently works at J.Corks as a hostess. A fun fact about Anna is she has lived in five different states but primarily South Carolina and loves traveling and the beach. Anna plans to be a marine biologist after high school and study. Her dream college for studying marine biology is Coastal Carolina University or University Of Miami to study deep sea ecology.