Link Lima Success Story: SMALL SCHOOL… BIG IMPACT!

Author: Link Lima/Allen County December 20, 2018

Hardin Northern High School junior Hannah Flowers snags the Graphic Design Competition from twenty-nine other schools at MakerFest 2018 this past October.

December 20, 2018 – Dola, Ohio.   Hannah Flowers got the chance to blush in front of all of her classmates and teachers today.  Representatives from the leadership team of MakerFest 2018 showed up at Hardin Northern High School to recognize Hannah during the school-wide semester-end awards assembly.  Doug Arthur, MakerFest Event Director, and Tracy Hollar, MakerFest Administrator, presented Hannah with the Gold medal she earned by having her T-shirt design selected from more than 150 competition entries by a panel of professional judges.

The surprise of being called up today to receive her Gold medal was nowhere near as startling for Hannah as walking into MakerFest at the Lima Civic Center last October 19th and discovering that her uniquely creative Hannah Flowers T-shirt graphic and signature were emblazoned on 1,200 shirts!  The T-shirts were being handed out to each of the 1,226 students in attendance!

Arthur told the students at today’s awards ceremony that there were 30 high schools in attendance at MakerFest, with 150 entries in the Graphic Design competition, but none of the entries even came close to Hannah’s when it came to creativity and professionalism.

Andrew Cano, principal of Hardin Northern, told the students this was a great example of how Hardin Northern can have a huge impact on the world, no matter how small it is.  It’s all about students with a vision and a willingness to put themselves out there… just like Hannah Flowers did!  Way to go, Hannah!