Hannah Griffin wins the Regional TSBA Student Recognition Award

“My favorite thing about volunteering is seeing people’s reactions to a [young person] volunteering,” said Hannah. And, she can be seen volunteering in MANY locations across Germantown–at church, at school, and as an intern for the Germantown Education Foundation.

Hannah serves as the President of the Executive Council Student Government Association (SGA) at Houston High School and has recently been appointed at the state

level to serve as Secretary Co-Host for the Tennessee Association of Student Councils. In these roles, much like the Germantown Education Foundation, she collaborates with peers and adults to plan large-scale events.

This year, she added a new Teacher’s Night Out event on Valentine’s Day. She and fellow SGA members babysat 20+ children of staff members so that GMSD employees could enjoy a romantic night out.

Kind and easy-going, she is also a dedicated member of the Houston High School cheerleading team. With a 4.0 grade point average and some serious leadership skills, Hannah will do great things! Right now, she’s planning to study engineering in college.

“Hannah is an excellent example of a student-leader due to her ability to balance so many areas of her life. She is the SGA President, TN Association of Student Council Secretary Co-Host, an HHS Cheerleader, a student with a 4.0 grade point average, and member of several other clubs and organizations. It is evident that she has a drive and determination about her that is unmatched,” said Traci Spain, who serves as the sponsor of the Houston High School SGA.


Annual award to recognize students from across the state who have distinguished themselves in academics, community leadership and engagement. Awards will be given in each of the nine districts at Fall District Meeting. The nine district winners will be asked to write a 1,000 word essay and will be interviewed by a committee appointed by the TSBA President. The statewide winner will be recognized at the annual convention with a $2,000 scholarship. Applications must be made on an official TSBA form by superintendents, school board members or district directors, and applicants must be a 9th, 10th, or 11th grade student in a public school in TN when nominated.

Criteria • Academic Achievements • Community Leadership • Engagement Activities