Thursday, 30 May 2013 00:00
Most high school students have a difficult time simply studying for finals. Hannah Fagen, of Paul D. Schreiber High School, has been busy helping save lives of babies by preventing birth defects. She serves as the captain for Team Cupid, which aims to raise money to help mothers have a full long-term pregnancy to prevent infant mortality.
For her commitment, she was honored with the prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award at North Shore University Hospital. The award is given to students who “give their time and energies and serve the best interests of their communities.”
“I am confident that whatever dreams Hannah has for her future, she will work tirelessly and enthusiastically in order to make come true,” said her mother Ingrid. She added, “Hannah is always the first to help everyone else in achieving his or her own goals as well. Hannah enjoys every day to its fullest and I hope that I will always be able to share in her success and happiness, wherever that may be.”
Fagen certainly fits the criteria for the award as she has provided 350 hours of her time to this nonprofit organization since 2010. During that time, she also was the Editor-in-Chief of her school’s newspaper as well as being involved with several other clubs such as Adopt-a-Family and Every Woman Matters.
Fagen will be graduating from Screiber High School next month and will be attending the University of Pennsylvania in the fall to pursue a career as an obstetrician with a specialty in maternal-fetal medicine.