UPDATE: Hannah's story was featured in Peters Township In Community Magazine! Read the full story on page 42!
Hannah Henn, OCHS'21 is a candidate in this year's Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Student of the Year (SoY) Program. In 2017, Hannah participated in the Light the Night walk with her mother Denise, in memory of her grandmother who succumbed to aggressive lymphoma. It was at that event, where Hannah spoke to and heard from many survivors, that she knew this was a cause she wanted to make a difference in.
Hannah heard about the Student of the Year program from her mother, and knew this was the year to dive head first into this cause, knowing she can make an impact in her community and the lives of those who are suffering from leukemia and lymphoma. To join the SoY program, candidates are either nominated by a LLS volunteer or self-nominated by applying online. Then students meet with LLS staff and go through a nomination process in order to be accepted in the program. Hannah is honored to be a candidate this year!
When not volunteering with LLS, you can find Hannah on the soccer field. She plays for OC in the fall and her club team year round. When tasked to create a name for her LLS fundraising team, it was an easy ask - Team Kickin' Cancer, an ode to her soccer career and her cause. After graduation from OC, Hannah hopes to continue her athletic career playing Division 1 soccer and study biology/neurobiology with a minor in psychology. Hannah plans to stay connected with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society throughout college and beyond.
This cause is incredibly special to Hannah as it reminds her of her grandma, the most selfless woman (and incredible cook) she ever knew. Track Hannah and Team Kickin' Cancer's journey here.