Hannah Larsen graduated first in her class and was named class valedictorian at Tri-Center High School. Tri-Center High School is located 25 miles northeast of Omaha and serves Neola, Minden, Persia, Beebeetown and surrounding areas.
Larsen will attend the DMACC Ankeny Campus. She hopes to become an Elementary School teacher.
“I am looking forward to learning from DMACC professors and connecting with other students,” said Larsen. “I am also excited about the Honors Program and being surrounded by others who want to go above and beyond in academics and areas outside the classroom, such as volunteer work.”
Larsen’s honors include the American Citizen Award, Daughters of the American Revolution Award, Bernie Saggau Award, E. Wayne Cooley Award, President’s Volunteer Service Award, Doctor’s Lee and Welbourne Award, and U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete Award. She earned 1st team All-State and 1st team All-Conference honors in soccer and 1st team All-Conference in basketball.
During high school Larsen was involved in National Honor Society, Student Council and Battle of the Books. She volunteered at the Phoenix Theater, helped organize four American Red Cross blood drives, served as a board member at Minden Church of Christ and as a Vacation Bible School group leader.