Hannah Griffith recognized as BW Board Student-Citizen of the Month
Goooooood Morning Big Walnut!
This is how students are greeted on the morning announcements at Big Walnut High School. Most students know that this cheerful and kind greeting every morning is from Miss Hannah Griffith. Students who do not know that the voice is Hannah’s are still uplifted.
Hannah Griffith, a junior at Big Walnut High School, was recognized as the Big Walnut Board of Education’s Student-Citizen of the Month at Monday’s board meeting. She is the daughter of Lori and Scott Griffith. She is also the “little sister” to Jason Griffith, a BWHS graduate from the class of 2011, and the older sister of Haley Griffith at Big Walnut Middle School. And for everyone who has been around the high school for a length of time, Hannah is also the granddaughter of Ray and Karen Dusenbury.
Hannah is one of two students who does the daily announcements. She is currently involved in indoor track and the drama program. Hannah is also involved in the writing club. In fact, writing and history are two of her passions. She is even involved in the Civil War re-enactments at Myers Inn in Sunbury.
Hannah is a positive influence on all those around her, and she really strives to share her positive views. In class Hannah is always he first to volunteer answers and make people laugh — including her English teacher Mike Ruark who says that she is nothing short of “joyous to have in class”. Mrs. Melissa Hay, Hannah’s Algebra II teacher shares that “Hannah is a hard working, caring young lady. She puts a lot of effort into her work and makes sure to ask questions when she doesn’t understand. She participates in class, and cares about her classmates and peers around her. Hannah is also very involved both in the classroom and outside the class (drama, mentoring at the elementaries and more).”
In addition to these observations Hannah was the “Ghost of Christmas yet to come” in the recent BWHS Drama production of The Christmas Carol. This was Hannah’s first acting role in the drama club, though she has been involved in the club for the last three years. Anyone who saw the play will certainly remember her laugh. Her hearty laughter is one of the many things that stole the show!
Hannah has also worked alongside her school counselor, Mrs. Molly Fortune, to create the “It’s Your Voice” campaign. This group, which Hannah presented to the principal and had approved, is designed to provide an outlet to students for peer mediation. Hannah initiated, organized and trained 20 of her peers to ensure that they could make the school their own.
In short, perhaps Social Studies teacher Jim Sturtevant said it best when he describe Hannah as Big Walnut’s true Renaissance Woman!
Congratulations Hannah, we are proud to have you represent us.