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Succeeding students: Katie Hancin

Katie Hancin shows some of the documentation of her success.

Katie Hancin shows some of the documentation of her success.

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Katie Hancin, one of the leading students of the 2017 class, has a multitude of duties and big aspirations.

Hancin is the secretary of the National Honor Society, secretary of senior class for student council, and executive of the entertainment committee for Tribe-a-THON.

“I ran for Student Council and NHS office because I wanted to put myself out there and be able to be a spokesperson for my classmates and make sure their voices are heard,” Hancin said.

One of Hancin’s favorite activities was Winter Formal because she was given the control to come up with her own ideas and see them come to life.

Hancin also has many responsibilities academically and succeeds just as well.

Despite fluctuating between majors during her past four years in high school, she has been planning ahead to make sure she would be as prepared as possible for college. One way was taking advantage of the AP classes offered at AR, such as English (her favorite subject), chemistry, calculus, and government. She also chose to take business to prepare herself for the legal world.

“Even though a few of these might not directly benefit my major, they at least helped me prepare for the workload that college brings,” Hancin said.

So far Hancin has been accepted to Temple, Penn State, and University of Pennsylvania for legal studies.

The scholarships she has received so far total $26,000;  $10,000 from Temple and $16,000 from Penn State. She’s still waiting to hear from Penn.

Going into high school Hancin’s goal was to “put in as much effort as [I]  could into everything.”

Even in St. Ephrem’s Grade school, Hancin’s mind was never far from her future. She participated in a forensics, public speaking, and poetry club. Even while she was in the “concrete jungle where dreams are made of,” in 8th gradde, Hancin was fantasizing about high school, and her prom.

One of her most favorite moments in high school was picking out her prom dress, but more importantly she will never forget her NHS induction.

“One of my proudest moments was when I gave speech and my candle lit [on the] first try.”

Hancin juggles all of her extracurriculars and schoolwork while working 20 hours at CVS, where she strives to be a shift supervisor.

“I always leave my store feeling like I accomplished something, and that I put a smile on someone’s face,” Hancin said.

 

Hancin’s sense of humor is something her friends will never forget about her even when they move on from high school.

“Katie is so smart. She beats me at trivia all the time and makes me laugh while doing it,” Caleb Shopa said.

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