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School Guidance


The guidance and counseling program is a planned and comprehensive, developmental program designed to meet the needs of each student.  Each grade level counselor follows a class through to graduation. 


The Guidance Department believes that counseling is a vital and continuous part of the total development of every student.  Our guidance program plan provides sequential activities by grade level which are conducted through class visits as well as individually with every student.  These services are also adaptable to the varied and changing needs of students with different goals.  We make every effort to provide the services needed for the individual student in an appropriate and meaningful way.  Our goal is to provide counseling services that facilitate the unique growth and development of every student.



Class of 2024


David Herncane


Mr. David Herncane

Mr. Herncane has been a guidance counselor at Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School since 2009. His goal is to establish positive relationships with and to be an advocate for all students. He received his bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and master’s degree in school counseling from Frostburg State University. Mr. Herncane lives in the area with his wife the three children. In his spare time, he enjoys watching sports and spending time with family and friends.


Class of 2022


Hully Hoover


Mrs. Hully Hoover 

I have lived in Hollidaysburg all of my life and am proud to say that I am a Hollidaysburg graduate.  I have a Bachelor of Education in Secondary Social Sciences and a Masters in Secondary Guidance Counseling.  I spent the first several years of my career as a Social Studies teacher and Jr High Guidance Counselor in other districts.  I have been with Hollidaysburg Area High School as a Guidance Counselor since 2000 and have served as the K-12 Guidance Department Chair since 2013.  I live in Hollidaysburg with my husband and daughter.  We are a family that loves the outdoors and physical activity.  


Class of 2023


Kim Hutsky


Mrs. Kimberly Hutsky 

Hello, I am Kimberly Hutsky and I am one of the Senior High Guidance Counselors.  I have a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Masters of Education in School Counseling.  I have been with the Hollidaysburg Area School District since 2015.  I graduated from Portage Area High School and live there with my husband, son, and our Pomeranian.



Guidance Secretary

Ms. Tisha Ray