Just to the west of the Smoky Mountains, in the small tourist town of Sevierville, Tennessee, which boasts an upside-down mansion, in a particular house, in a particular room is Hannah Houser, one of clay’s three Public Relations Content Creators for the 2019-2020 school year.
In that particular room, a volleyball rests before a closet, representing the sport since she has played since the age of 10. Around the corner, in another room, resides a dark brown piano, the object of her practice for 10 years now. Elsewhere in the house, her younger sister and brother run wild. Little grey Molly, the family cat, slips into the room and brushes against Hannah.
This fall, 14-year-old Hannah heads into the 9th grade, her second year of TPS, and her first year of service in clay.
Back in her abode, she sits at a desk, practicing calligraphy in a notebook. Beside her elbow, an iMac displays the TPS student page. The message board scrolls on endlessly, advertising TPS merch, courses, events, and, of course, the beloved clay magazine, an ezine by the students and for the students. That’s how Hannah first discovered clay. When clay’s logo caught her attention, she wondered, “Oh, what’s that?” A few months later, she applied for the position of PR Content Creator, looking forward to working behind the scenes and engaging with fellow students in creative ways.
As Hannah Houser tours her TPS student page, her cursor clicks on the blackboard icon. A single class appears in the window: English 2: Literature and Composition with the renowned Mrs. Frederick. Hannah eagerly anticipates this class, excited to meet her new classmates. As for high school in general, she hopes to learn and be challenged academically. In addition, she looks forward to playing high school volleyball.
In two words, Hannah describes herself as “funny” and “energetic,” and she hopes to one day become like her friend’s older sister, who happens to be named Hannah as well, admiring her love for God and her Christ-like actions.
Beyond high school, Hannah Houser aspires to accomplish two amazing goals: to play volleyball in college and to become a labor and delivery nurse. As she works toward these dreams, Hannah Houser constantly turns to her two favorite verses to guide her:
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.” (Col. 3:23, ESV)
“For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” (Luke 18:14, ESV)
Please join me in welcoming Hannah Houser to the staff!