ACT: Arts at the Capitol Theater
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STUDENT OF THE MONTH
Finding a Way to Make It Happen
Hannah Maylin is a senior at ACT and has only a few months left of her high school career. She is an Acting major who has participated in a number of shows. Most recently Hannah single handedly managed all donations for the Prom Fundraiser Lock In. She made multiple calls and visited various local restaurants to successfully secure more than enough food for all of the staff and students who attended. Due to Hannah’s extraordinary efforts the Lock In raised over $875.00 toward Prom 2014.
Hannah is a member of the Prom Committee this year. She was the only student on the committee who volunteered to help with the LOCK IN. She worked during all her study hall periods for about two weeks prior to the event. Hannah’s impact in this situation was great! Students from every grade attended the LOCK IN and students and staff had a fabulous time. The qualities Hannah exhibited while working on this fundraiser were: dedication, organization, maturity, responsibility and respectfulness.
Tracy Pelletier, the Principal of ACT shares, “Hannah’s involvement in the LOCK IN enhanced our ACT community by providing a fun and enjoyable event for all students, while decreasing the cost of Prom tickets for all juniors and seniors.” Hannah has practiced some useful skills as a result of managing the donations for the LOCK IN. Using her positive and outgoing personality, she successfully connected with several businesses and persuaded them to help ACT students out.
In addition, Hannah has spent an inordinate amount of hours volunteering at the Evergreen Health Care Center. She’s also volunteered at animal shelters, the soup kitchen and other opportunities provided through ACT.
Once Hannah graduates from ACT she plans on attending college for Criminal Justice and Human Security while continuing to play softball as well. Some may not know this about Hannah, but she has played softball in the catcher’s position for many years. Even with ACT’s extended school day, she was able to make the time to commit to the sport.