Senior Spotlight: Oil City’s Swisher to Pursue Zoology Degree

| May 21, 2020

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 Aaron Swisher.

Name: Aaron Swisher
School: Oil City
Hometown: Oil City
Parents: Mary & Lynn Swisher

Tell us about yourself: I enjoy target practicing, playing video games and reading.

Favorite teacher: Mr. Black

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite memories from school: Spending my lunch time playing Dungeon and Dragons with friends.

Future plans: Pursing a degree in Zoology.

Advice for future students: Don’t take how people treat you too seriously.

Pets: A dog named Teddy and a cat named Katherine AKA Fat Cat.

Favorite bands: Queen and Ghost

Favorite movies: Avengers: Endgame

Who is your favorite celebrity or athlete? Hafthor Bjornsson

What is your least favorite cafeteria food? The Mac Attack

Is cereal soup? Why or why not? No, more like a salad because you can add fruit and it is a dry ingredient with a liquid poured over it.

Toilet paper, over or under? Over

Thank you’s: My Sister Courtney Swisher for graduating before me and setting a good example so the teachers didn’t hate me.


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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