Hannah Lemen, a friendly face and an amazing athlete



courtesy of Brad Lemen

Lemen shoots a goal against Urbana.

Hannah Lemen: teachers think of her as a hardworking student; friends think of her as a reliable companion; and teammates think of her as a positive role model.

However, she is most recognizable by the contagious smile that is constantly spread wide across her face. 

Class of 2018 member, Lemen is dedicated, passionate and shows perseverance when it comes to her schoolwork. These traits have helped her to maintain a 4.0 GPA throughout her freshman and sophomore years.

Lemen’s favorite subject is Spanish and she has completed Spanish AP. Her favorite teacher is Mr. Andres Wright. He is also her cross country coach. Lemen said “Mr. Wright is constantly pushing me to do my best, and he helped me to learn Spanish very well.”

“Hannah always tries her best and is prepared for class and practice. She accepts challenges and works them out,” said Wright.

At the end of the 2015-2016 school year, Lemen received the Excellence in Spanish award for her class.

Along with academics, she is a member of Mu Alpha Theta, Rho Kappa, National Spanish Honor Society and National Honor Society.

Lemen is the current captain for the Girls Cross Country team. She helps to lead warms-ups and makes sure that everyone is ready to do their best.

“Hannah is the best teammate you could ever ask for. She is supportive and always smiling. Overall, she is an amazing person to be around,” said Khelsa Connolly, Class of 2019.

Lemen’s end of season time for running 3.1 miles at a cross country meet is 22:49. This tops her previous time of 23:30.

“I like cross country because I like spending time with my team and seeing myself improve from meet to meet.” said Lemen.

Lemen is also a member of the girl’s lacrosse team. After six years of playing, she made varsity lacrosse as a sophomore and considers this to be one of her greatest accomplishments.

When Lemen isn’t running or playing lacrosse, she can be found volunteering at Cedarbrook Community Church in Clarksburg, Maryland. She often helps in the children’s ministry by watching the toddlers during morning service.

She also gives back to her local community by helping at her Green Valley Elementary School.

After high school, Lemen wants to go to college and study world languages. She wants to work with children and hopes to study abroad in Spain. 

“I nominated Hannah because she is nice to everyone and super sweet. She is always willing to help anyone who needs it and strives to make everyone’s day brighter.” said Lily Tate, Class of 2018.