Alumni Spotlight



Taylor Bohan

Taylor Bohan is a 2019 graduate of Herbert Hoover High School. She is currently attending Concord University pursuing a degree in Elementary Education. In addition to attending school, Taylor is also a member of the Concord Women’s Golf Team!

When asked to share how KCS prepared her for graduation, Taylor said “[KCS] gave me the confidence in knowing that I was able to achieve my dreams I had for my future. It was because of all of the wonderful teachers I had that pushed me in ways I didn’t understand until now, as I look back at that. KCS provided me with a great education in academics that set me up for my future.”

Taylor also offered some great advice for current students. “Make every second count and always try your best on everything you do, whether that be in the classroom or not! Don’t be afraid to try new things! Also, don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. We all need it from time to time, so just ask!”


Tim Cunningham

Tim Cunningham is a 1980 graduate of Herbert Hoover High School. He is currently employed as Master Electrician and President of Cunningham Electrical Services, which he has owned for 39 years. He currently serves as a stakeholder for the West Virginia Fire Marshal and the Director of Maintenance for the Capitol Market. In his free time, Tim does sports photography for Herbert Hoover High School.

Tim’s other career highlights include:
  • Founder of Xspec Power Inc. (which he sold in 2016)
  • Life Director and past President of the Home Builders Association of Greater Charleston
  • Life Director and past Associate Vice-President of the West Virginia Home Builders Association
  • Past director for the National Association of Home Builders
  • Past director for the International Building Code Council
  • Past director of the West Virginia Association of Rehabilitation Facilities Inc. 
  • Past chairman of the Carver Career Center Advisory Board
When asked how KCS prepared him for his career, Tim said “When I went to school we had classes that taught the fundamentals of keeping a checking account and the basics of business. This was valuable to me when I started my business. Carver Career Center and teacher Ray Charlton gave me what I needed to become an electrician and to become an electrical contractor. Mr. Charlton must have seen my ability to be a leader and put me in charge of projects within the classroom.”
Tim also had some advice for current students, “With desire and hard work you can accomplish anything. Use your time in school to learn everything that you can because you never know what you will end up doing and how your education will serve you.”
Jennifer Piercy
Jennifer Piercy is a 1990 graduate of Herbert Hoover High School. After graduating from HHHS, she attended Marshall University where she received three degrees: a BA from the Marshall Regents Program, a MA in Political Science, and a MA in Journalism.
Jennifer currently serves as the Executive Director of the County Commissioners’ Association of West Virginia (CCAWV). Prior to her role as Executive Director, she served as the organization’s Communications Director.
In addition to her role with CCAWV, Jennifer serves as the swim coach at Nitro High School and is active on the Smoke on the Water Chili Cook Off Committee.
When asked how KCS prepared her for her career, Jennifer said “KCS prepared me for life after graduation by remembering where I came from. My coaches and educators at HHHS gave me the confidence to go out into the world but also reminded me that having roots is just as important as having wings.” She also noted that she is a very proud HHHS alum, and is excited to see the successes of the school.
Jennifer also had some advice for current students, “You don't have to have life figured out when you graduate. It's a journey and just be willing and open to change. Every experience, good or bad, provides a life lesson.”


Stevanna Scott-Ridenour

Stevanna Scott-Ridenour is a 2015 graduate of Herbert Hoover High School. After graduation from HHHS, she attended Marshall University where she graduated early with honors. She currently works as an 8th grade English teacher for Kanawha County Schools.
When asked how KCS prepared her for her career, Stevanna said “KCS prepared me for my career expertly by modeling to me what it means to be a good teacher, how to help students succeed, and how to be dedicated and progressive to the educational needs of students.“ She added, “I am incredibly thankful to KCS for shaping me into the educator I am today, and for every KCS staff member who has helped me become a successful educator, just like them.“
Stevanna also had some advice for current students. “Work hard for your future and never let setbacks get you down. What is meant to be will always happen.”