Senior Success Stories

Owen Foley

Johnson & Wales University (Providence)

Hospitality Management


Owen Foley '17Owen Foley ’17 has always had the ability to command the stage and carry a conversation.  During his 15 years as a Harrisburg Academy Spartan, Owen found great success using these skills on the stage and in the classroom.  He will most certainly continue this success in his future in hospitality management after earning a bachelor’s degree from Johnson & Wales University (Providence campus).


Fittingly, Owen was the recipient of the Harrisburg Academy Drama Award — presented to the senior who has been outstanding in drama and has contributed interest, enthusiasm, and effort for the entire drama program.  Owen participated in every musical production from Middle School through his senior year.  He was often awarded roles for his personality and stage presence — he may not have always been the lead, but his performance was guaranteed to be entertaining.


Additionally, Owen received the Class of 1960 Award.  This award is presented each year at graduation to the senior student who has shown the widest margin of improvement in his scholastic record throughout the four years of his secondary education.  This student must have been active in school affairs and must have proven to be of outstanding moral character. 


Owen’s activity as a player on the Varsity Boys’ Soccer team, as a Middle School Lacrosse coach, and as manager for the Varsity Girls’ Basketball team often allowed him to lead and guide his peers and underclassmen with grace and humor.  When asked why he was interested in a major in hotel and restaurant management, Owen said it’s simple.  “You can meet people and work anywhere in the world.  I can travel the world and see all the places I can go, and decide from there.  Having international students at the Academy has really helped me to know I want to travel.” 


Owen hopes to continue playing soccer at Johnson & Wales and of course, participate in theater.



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