Hannah Larson writes her way to the top


Story by Marbella Ramirez and Katelyn Mandell

   Writing is one of Hannah Larson’s greatest strengths, but it definitely isn’t her only one. She is an avid journalist whose passion for writing is only matched by her caring nature. Her friends, classmates, and teachers would describe her as a trustworthy friend, a talented baker, a devoted Christian, and a star writer.

   “Throughout the past two years, Hannah has poured her heart into the Silvertip and our community at Mission Hills. She is one of the kindest and most inclusive students I’ve known, and she brought so much awareness to groups on campus and community events through her meticulous reporting and editing. I’m so proud of her for pursuing journalism in college; I know that she will be profoundly successful in whatever she sets her mind to,” said Mrs. Ryan.

   Larson is most known for her role in The Silvertip Newspaper as Grizzly Den Editor spending her final year at Mission Hills overlooking countless articles pertaining to ASB events, community news, and club activities. Her busy role did not stop her from expressing her own talent as she continues to write countless articles.

   “My favorite article I’ve written is my Hong Kong protest article because I think it was one of my first news articles that I’d really done. The Hong Kong protest was really interesting to me at that point. It was something so new and it was something the news covered all the time. I especially enjoyed seeing what fellow classmates thought,” Larson said.

   In addition to journalism, Larson was an avid participant in the Academic League, in which she participated all four years. She has grown alongside the team by attending their book clubs and ultimately being a part of Mission Hills’ first undefeated season in the junior varsity league.

  Larson will be attending Biola University in the fall with the hopes of pursuing a career in journalism. She also wants to focus on her religion and spirituality, which are an important part of her life.

   “Really what drew me to Biola was the program that they have called the Torrey Honors Program. The study of the Bible that we’ll get to do in the Torrey Honors Program was definitely a big factor for me in looking at Biola. I definitely want that to be a huge part of it,” Larson said.

   In whichever direction Larson ends up going, there will be no question that she will excel in pursuing her success, but as of now, her heart is set on becoming known as a journalist.