Get to Know Our New Maroon

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Hannah Shay 
Class of 2024

Hometown: Keysville, VA

Her hobbies include spending time with friends and family, playing sports, especially soccer, and enjoying the outdoors.

At Randolph-Henry High School, Hannah was a three-sport athlete. She was inducted into the National Beta Honor Society and enters Roanoke with an associate degree in General Studies. She earned her degree through the Governor’s School of Southside Virginia and Southside Virginia Community College. 

Hannah finds time to volunteer and serves her community with organizations such as Rise Against Hunger, the Salvation Army, and Samaritans’ Purse. In addition, she attended the Virginia American Legion Girls State.

Q:  How would you describe your senior year of high school?
A:  An extremely memorable one, and not just because of COVID-19. It was an eventful year filled with friendship, sports, and academics. I picked up journaling and really tried to focus on becoming a better person. 

Q:  What are a few of your interests?
A:  Outdoor activities! I love camping, hiking, whitewater rafting, and kayaking. I also love playing sports. In high school, I ran cross-country, played basketball, and I was a goalkeeper for the soccer team. 

Q:  Why Roanoke?
A:  I chose Roanoke College because I loved the small community feel, but it's not too small! I really wanted to be in the mountains, and Roanoke is in a gorgeous area. 

Q:  What do you hope to accomplish during your time at Roanoke?
A:   I want to find my true passion in life and be prepared to pursue my master’s degree once I graduate. I look forward to having the college experience and making lifelong friends.