"I was really excited to listen to all the speeches. I am really glad I got to do it, and I will remember it forever."
Planning to earn a degree in visual arts or psychology, Hannah is also very interested in politics and public policy.
"I have always been involved in politics at a local level. I was given the opportunity to go to the state convention to get elected to the national convention.
"When I was elected, I was very surprised and very honored. I am at the age where I can begin voting. That was part of the reason I was elected as a delegate.
"Earlier, I did a lot of campaign work for local candidates in my own town. That is how I got to know people and became more involved.
"In Charlotte, I was really excited to be able to talk to people from around the country, to listen to them and find out what they are looking for in this presidential campaign. It is interesting to hear all the different points of view you get from different parts of the country."
Hannah said her main interests are education, health care, women's equality and equal pay.
"Those are all things that directly affect me and a lot of other people as well," she said.
"I am very fortunate that my parents' health care is very good and that I can stay on it. I hope to attend graduate school when I won't have to worry about keeping health-care benefits.
"That makes a big difference if you want to stay in school or work your way up for a career. It is hard enough to get a job out of college as it is. It would be nearly impossible to get a job with those benefits you need.
"But I won't have to worry about getting my own policy until I am done with my schooling," Hannah said.
"It is good to have your voice heard in elections and politics. Don't be afraid to let people hear your opinions and listen to the issues that will affect you."
Earlier this year, Hannah served as a West Virginia legislative page in Charleston. She is also a member of the Washington High School swim team.
Reach Paul J. Nyden at pjny...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5164.