Meet Hannah Lin!
Hannah’s story begins on January 7, 2000–the day she was born. The daughter of a pastor and home educator of four, Hannah’s life has been pretty straightforward except for the fact that she has moved from New York to New Jersey, where she currently resides. Music has shaped Hannah’s life. She spends her free time playing the piano and guitar, listening to music, and repeatedly singing all her favorite songs until her younger brother starts humming along with her. Her favorite musical artist is by far the alternative/pop/Christian band Relient K. Among many things that make Hannah unique as an individual, her more particular favorites of life include the New York Giants football team, sunshine and thunderstorms, walks on the beach, bonfires, and chocolate chip cookies. Now, as an eighteen-year-old senior, Hannah has completed four years of TPS. Out of the fourteen courses in which she has matriculated, she would choose Pre-AP Chemistry as her favorite (shout out to Mrs. Selby and all you crazy Section 2 peeps!) During her senior year, Hannah also backspaced approximately 500 semicolons as the Theology and Worldview editor for clay. She thoroughly enjoyed this experience, which has has helped her develop an even greater appreciation for the gracious critique her English teachers have bestowed on her throughout the years. This fall, Hannah will pursue a degree in biochemistry at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. She’s also considering a minor in either chemical engineering or nutrition. Once at school, Hannah hopes to participate in local ministries as well, potentially in mentoring and/or tutoring.
“The beauty of grace is that it makes life not fair.” // This line from Relient K’s “Be My Escape” reminds me to treasure the unfairness God extended towards me when Christ traded his life for mine “while we were still sinners.” (See what I did there…I stuck in a second quote 😉 ) Unfairness typically exudes a negative sentiment, but it actually saved lives in this case. God’s unconventional method of salvation always amazes me.
Advice to the younglings of TPS:
// 1 // Milk the diversity of cultures and opinions in TPS for all it’s worth. Few environments allow students around the world to form deep, caring relationships with each other like TPS does.
// 2 // Just for Piper: “Don’t kiss a snail.” – Dr. R