Hannah Grimes manages a three-way balancing act between school, athletics and employment by keeping her eye on the road ahead.
“In the future, it’s going to help that I’ve worked hard all my life, not just in college or out of college,” she said.
Grimes’ dedicated and demanding lifestyle has long included cheerleading and outstanding academics, but at 16, she added employee to her resume.
“I’ve always said I want to work so I can make my own money,” Grimes said.
Her drive for self-sufficiency didn’t derail her academic ambitions, though, and she sports a 4.385 grade-point average to prove it.
The Kentucky Governor’s and Rogers Scholar also remains committed to cheerleading and volunteering, two activities she blended to organize a Future Patriot Cheerleading Clinic to teach young girls the sport.
“It was fun to get to cheer with them at a football game and watching all of their excitement,” she said.
Grimes, daughter of Sammy and Kim Grimes, will attend Western Kentucky University, where she will major in communications and use the skills she gained in high school to continue balancing activities.
“Being able to have a good work ethic will help me in college and out of college,” she said.