Hannah Porter is the youth representative for the Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service. She is currently a student at Western Illinois University, studying Music Education with minors in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration, and Spanish.
Hannah became more active in her community when she was a sophomore in high school and began doing service activities and mission trips with her church, Wesley United Methodist. Her junior year she joined Rotary's Interact club at Macomb High School and she served as the president her senior year. During her time as president, she worked to create new, inclusive, and interesting service activities within the club. Among these were a pen-pal program between the students and the members of The Everly House (a local retirement home), participation in Operation Christmas Child, fundraising for a local organization-- Loaves and Fishes, and fundraising for an international organization--- Feed My Starving Children. Outside of Interact, Hannah also participated in service as president of the MHS Ecology Club, and also through various service activities in choir, band, Venture Crew, National Honor Society, and Running Club. She also enjoys playing and singing carols every winter during Christmas break for local nursing and retirement homes.
Now in her freshman year in college, Hannah is working with a few other students to begin a chapter of Rotary International's Rotaract club, which is a version of Interact or Rotary for college-aged students. Hannah currently serves as the 2012-2013 vice president for the WIU Chapter of Rotaract.
Hannah has lived in Macomb, Illinois for almost four years with her parents, Robert and Brenda Porter, and her sisters, Mattie and Priscilla.
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