Hannah Gienger - AHS

Hannah’s hard work and dedication helped her not only overcome learning disabilities but helped her to excel at most everything she tackles. She is an excellent student and is also involved in many school activities. Hannah has participated on Arapahoe’s Cross Country Team for 4 years – just as much for the cherished friendships she has made as for the competition. As a member of the Link Crew, she strengthened her skills as an effective leader and recognized the mutual benefit of being there for her freshman.

Hannah really lights up when she talks about volunteering with the Unified Basketball program and the joy it brings her to work with her classmates. This coupled with her volunteer work with the “I Can Bike” program, helping to open up the world to young students with special needs by teaching them to ride a bike, has cemented her desire to become a Special Education Teacher.

Balancing classwork and working at a day care center, Hannah has learned to effectively manage her time which will serve her well when she attends the University of Northern Colorado next year to work toward becoming a Special Education teacher.

“She is an asset to everything she contributes to, and those involved sing her praise.” 

“Her personality emits from the quiet acts of servitude and conviction she has of what is right.”

Megan Airington, Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Newton Middle School & Arapahoe High School.