Kessler Guest Speaker For Annual Luncheon

February 11, 2016 at 10:08 PM

          Print a reservation form for the luncheon here.

          DuBois Area High School’s all-time basketball scoring leader, Amy Kessler, will be the guest speaker for the DuBois Area Historical Society’s 10th Annual Luncheon on Saturday, March 12.

            The luncheon begins at noon at Christ Lutheran Church, Sunflower Drive, DuBois. Reservations and payment for the luncheon are due by March 5. The cost is $10 and includes Calliari’s wedding soup, Subway sandwich, Luigi’s Sonoma salad and dessert. Reservations are due by March 5 and should be sent to DuBois Area Historical Society, P. O. Box 401, DuBois, Pa. 15801. Checks should be made payable to the DuBois Area Historical Society. For additional information telephone 814-371-9006 or email

            March is Women’s History Month making Kessler, a history maker in high school, an appropriate speaker. From 1984-88, Kessler scored 1,664 points, the record for any basketball player, girls or boys, at DuBois Area High School. Her 494 points during the 1987-88 season set a school record. Kessler was not just a scoring machine. She finished her high school career with the top three best seasons in scoring, assists, steals, and rebounds.

            During Kessler’s four varsity seasons the team had an 81-17 record, with one of those losses coming during a game she did not play because of illness. The Lady Beavers won three District IX championships. In Fall 2015, Kessler was an inaugural inductee into the DuBois Area High School Sports Hall of Fame.

            Kessler continued her basketball career at the University of Pittsburgh where she lettered four times and was named a Kodak All-American. She also earned a B. A. degree in geography.

            Currently, Kessler is Director of Development and Regional Planning for the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission, Ridgway. She oversees the Community Development Department as well as administering the six-county Rural Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO), preparing and managing a $50 million per year, fiscally constrained, Transportation Improvement Program (TIP); a Long Range 25-year Transportation Plan and other required transportation-related strategic documents in support of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's Rural Planning Program.

            She is also chair of RPO American Council of Peers and is a graduate of the I-95 Corridor Coalition Freight Academy. Previously, she was a systems engineer for Intergraph and was the Jefferson County Planner.

            The DuBois Area Historical Society’s luncheon has grown in popularity over the past several years. Attendance topped 80 in each of the last three years.

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