Class of 2017
Hannah Hess is a member of the Class of 2017. Hannah has dyslexia and a processing delay and entered Marburn Academy in the 6th grade with significant academic delays and low self-confidence. During her time at Marburn, Hannah has flourished, is on track with her academics, and is currently visiting the numerous colleges that she is interested in attending.
Hannah fully embraced the Marburn culture and commonly refers to our community as “my Marburn family.” Very involved at Marburn, she is a member of the Cross Country team, a coach for Girls on the Run, and this school year was inducted into National Honors Society, among other things. In her personal time, she enjoys volunteering, playing piano, and being active in her church.
Featured as a student speaker at Marburn Academy’s 34th Annual Gala, Hannah said in her speech, “Marburn has taught me many important skills that I can use not only in college but also for the rest of my life. I have learned how to advocate for myself when I have questions or am confused, and how to be an independent learner, and also have a better understanding of what I need to be successful. However, the biggest lesson I have learned is not to be embarrassed by the fact that I have a learning disability or look at it as a weakness, but to be proud of it because, frankly, I think it’s something that has made me a stronger person.”