Hannah Mabry is one busy senior at Stephenville High School heavily involved in Spanish, student council, academic UIL and more, but has really enjoyed her last year at the school.
“It’s been really fun, it’s definitely been busy, but not as hard with school as I thought it would be,” she said. “First semester I worried a lot about where I was going to go to college and what I was going to do and like try to have my life all planned out, but then I talked to some people and they were like, ‘Just have fun, you don’t need to worry about all of that. You don’t need to have your life planned out,’ so that was good.”
Mabry is the president of student council and said it’s something that has been a great experience.
“I love how it brings together lots of grades because there are different committees. I’m the head of the pride and patriotism committee and there are freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors,” she said. “So at the beginning of the year we have little parties just to get to know each other and I feel like for those freshmen it’s great because I remember being in there and the things we get to do are so much fun, like the veterans breakfast, it’s super awesome; I love it.”
Spanish is another thing that Mabry dove into, now taking Spanish five which is a college course.
“There’s not really a club, but we do lots of activities,” she said. “We’ll go to Mi Familia and just talk in Spanish for two hours and eat and that’s really fun. I love Spanish so that’s been great, and last week we did a paint the town, but it was taught in Spanish by Miller Wells, so it was kind of different, but really fun.”
Mabry has also been successful in academic UIL qualifying for the regional competition in feature writing, editorial writing, headline writing and copy editing.
“I had a lot of success in it last year, so I was really excited about doing it again this year and hopefully having the same success or better,” she said.
After graduation Mabry has decided to attend Tarleton State University.
“My whole family went to Tarleton and I was just like, ‘I’m going to be different,’ and I was looking into the University of North Texas and A&M,” she said. “But honestly Tarleton really came out and showed me that it's a really great school. I’ve been there a couple of times this semester and I really love the campus, so it’s just been really neat how my perspective has totally changed about Tarleton.”
Mabry has already been accepted into the honors program and will get involved with the university church program while double majoring in Spanish and communications.
“I’m going to double major in Spanish and communications to hopefully pursue a career in journalism, but I’m trying to hold on to plans loosely because I know that might change,” she said. “I want to minor in business just to have that knowledge that hopefully I can use some day. But I’m really interested in the foreign mission field and I know I want to do that some day whether it’s for a full time career, or just doing that on short term trips. So hopefully Spanish and communication will help me in meeting new people and different cultures.”