The student of the year at Hahnville High School in Boutte is Savannah Whitney, daughter of Troy and Bethany Whitney, of Luling.
Whitney is vice president of both the Student Council and the National Honor Society. She is president of the International Thespian Society, representative on the Louisiana State Thespian Board, an officer with the Fellowship of Christian Students and a freshman mentor.
She has been commended for her writing skills through both the Young Authors’ and Louisiana Writes contests and was awarded the title of commended scholar through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. She has also earned the Tulane Book Award and the award for the highest ACT score in the junior class, among various other subject and club-based awards.
Outside of school, Whitney participates in activities at her church, the First Baptist Church of Luling. She volunteers in the church nursery throughout the year as well as at the church’s annual Fall Fest every October. During the summer, she teaches music at vacation Bible school, a position she has held for five years. After graduation, Whitney plans to attend Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, to major in biomedical sciences.