Hannah Jensen has been a Brookewood Bengal since she was in the second grade and has been a cheerful presence at Brookewood ever since. When seeing her in the main hallway, one notices that Hannah greets students of all ages in the school with a smile and a chirpy “hello,”; Hannah comes across as a delightful, kind, and confident young woman who is interested in others. Hannah’s interactions with other students and faculty make it clear that she’s contributed to Brookewood’s sense of community. Hannah, however, acknowledges she has benefitted and learned much more from Brookewood’s community.
When asked about one of her favorite classes this year, Hannah answered it was her Theology class. She said,
“We get to comprehend our Catholic Faith in a way that is so different from others [other schools]. Mr. Booz helps us understand the difficult theological tenets of our faith, and he helps us understand to walk these out day-to-day. I have loved that at Brookewood we talk about what we’re learning before, during, and after class. We talk for hours about our faith and whatever else we’re learning because we genuinely love talking about it. The teachers treat us like adults in this way, and it’s awesome!”
This year, Hannah is applying to colleges and plans on attending a 4-yr school university. She admits it’s a scary thing to be applying to universities, but she is clear on what area she wants to study: Psychology. As a avid artist, she wants to find a way to help others with art. On the mission trip to Jamaica with the school this summer, Hannah noticed what joy the children took in creating art. Hannah wants her college education to equip her with the best skills possible to serve others in counseling.
Hannah is also the captain of the Brookewood Volleyball team and has been captain for 3 years of her 4 years of high school at Brookewood. In fact, Hannah was instrumental in getting volleyball started at Brookewood, suggesting to Mr. Joe McPherson that Brookewood needed a team and that she would be happy to be heavily involved in the team. According to Coach Clair Moriarty, "Hannah is our driving motivational, joyful force for success on and off the court. She talks with all of the players and, as captain, sees it as her job to foster team unity and spirit, even during tough practices or difficult games."
We wish Hannah the best in her college application process and that she deeply enjoys her senior year.