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DAR Good Citizens awards: Amanda Hammann

March 06, 2001

DAR Good Citizens awards: Amanda Hammann



By ASHA PATEL


Amanda Marie Hammann aspires to help people and make a difference in their lives. She hopes to pursue a career in medicine, majoring in either pediatrics or forensic science, at University of Maryland, College Park.

Amanda strongly believes that illegal drugs are a hindrance to society.

"Drugs are not going to help you achieve your goals," says Hammann, the daughter of Arnold and Lynne Hammann.

Counselor Sharon Barnhart believes dependability is one of Amanda's strongest attributes.

A 17-year-old student at Williamsport High School, she has been in Williamsport's show choir, the Sophisti'Cats', for four years and the band for three years.

This year, as the chorus presents "Oklahoma" Thursday, March 15, to Saturday, March 17, Amanda will play the part of Gertie.

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She has been a student council representative for four years, and as a senior she serves as a chairman of the community service committee.

As a member of the National Honor Society, Amanda volunteers at a local nursing home. She believes her time spent at Williamsport Retirement Village is her greatest community endeavor, because "just to see a smile on their face is the biggest reward."

Amanda teaches the kindergarten Sunday school at St. Mary's Catholic Church and is a member of Young Life.

"She is what you would consider to be a model student both in and out of the classroom," Barnhart says. "She is a leader by example, and her accomplishments reinforce that."

Asha Patel is a senior at North Hagerstown High School.

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