Hannah Lowe

Murray 1693 Scholar

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Lewes, DE (Cape Henlopen HS)

Areas of Interest

English, History, Creative Writing

Why W&M

At the age of eight, I visited Colonial Williamsburg with my family. I still treasure the memory of the day I spent there; I remember everything from the period-accurate dress I wore to the clay under my feet as my older brother and I tried our hand at brick-making. A decade later my college search took me to big cities across the Northeast, but it was the feeling of community and sense of wonder I retained from my childhood trip that brought me to Williamsburg.

The duality of William & Mary is what convinced me the Tribe is where I belong. W&M is simultaneously a small liberal arts college and a research university. Though Colonial Williamsburg is right next door, the attitude and resources of the College are thoroughly modern. And while W&M students are highly motivated, they value collaboration over competition. My visit to campus for the 1693 Scholars Weekend reaffirmed what I had already concluded from prior visits and the College’s literature; William and Mary is a school for motivated (and quirky) students seeking a place with abundant opportunities and a true sense of community. I have no doubt I made the right choice.

High School Activities
  • Editor in Chief of student newspaper
  • President of Gay-Straight Alliance
  • Founder and organizer of the Lewes Teen Poetry Slams
  • High school Theater Academy
  • Girl Scout
  • Intern at Lewes public library
  • Publicist for Possum Juniors Youth Drama Group
  • National Honors Society
  • Game Master/Sales Associate at Edie Bees Confection shop
Awards/Distinctions
  • Girl Scout Gold Award
  • Odyssey of the Mind (5th place in World Finals)