Hannah Cole laughs. A lot. Notes of her laughter and joy play their way gently down the halls like a song – making those around her smile. Perhaps it seems so musical because her voice is her instrument and she is never very far from music. Currently, she’s involved in our theater department and getting ready for the big push towards the production of our upcoming musical – Once Upon a Mattress! But she is more than giddy laughter down the hall. Hannah is going places – Italy to be specific.
This is her Senior (and final) year with Seattle Children’s Choir. Much to her excitement, her choir has been asked to participate in a Sacred Music Festival at the end of June… in Italy! She said they may even sing at the Vatican. She is so enthusiastic, she brought her itinerary to her World Cultures class so that together, she and her teacher could study Italy and the places she will be visiting in more depth!
Next year, Hannah hopes to either attend SPU majoring in theater and/or musical theater or go to Bellevue College because of their active theater and gaming theory departments. No matter what she decides about college, we wish her the best wherever her talent takes her!
Hanna Shepherd is a young woman always moving forward. She is absolutely one dedicated young woman. Whether rowing or learning – Hanna gives all of herself to pursue excellence in whatever she is doing as part of a team, or for her own future.
Hanna has attended Chrysalis High School all four years of high school specifically so she could use the flexible schedule to explore her own passions. One of her greatest passions is rowing. Hanna rows with the Sammamish Rowing Association and along with the other seven young women on her team, competes locally and nationally. She was selected by Seattle Area Rowing in their varsity eight boat and competed at the USRowing Club National Championships in Oakridge, TN placing 6th overall. Her team also won the Sykes Cup in the varsity four at the Husky Open. The first time Sammamish Rowing Association has won the event!
But most often, at school, people don’t see the rower. They see the avid scholar; the dedicated young woman in pursuit of learning that touches everything she does. Almost always, one can find Hanna with her nose buried in a book – fiction, non-fiction, academics – her love of reading and learning knows no restrictions. So much so, that her curiosity and pursuit of academics will take her on the move to the east coast next fall! Hanna has been accepted by Brown University and will major in Biology/Pre-Med.
We wish Hanna the best as she moves forward in her life to pursue her excellence at Brown and wherever her passion and determination takes her!