Hannah Romero De Gante
Health Science, Pre-Occupational Therapy

Q: Why did you apply for the 500 Festival Princess Program?
A: "The program is very community, scholarship and leadership based. And I’m very passionate about giving back to my community. So when I saw something that aligned with my goals as well, it inspired me to apply. I’m really hoping to grow in my leadership through this program."

Q: What kind of outreach have you done in the community?
 "I’m from a small town in Seymour, Ind. and wanted to focus most of my outreaches there because of how important my hometown is to me. My community there shaped me to be who I am today. I went back to my personal elementary school, high schools, and other schools in the area to talk about my journey as a 500 Festival Princess.

My hope has been to inspire all, especially the English learning community, in knowing how helpful others were in my growth. As a child, it was inspiring to see someone from my own community flourish, and it is only my hope to inspire someone just as much."