Meet Bucky’s Family member, Hanna Pomeroy!
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Hanna Pomeroy is a 16-year-old sophomore at Beaverton High School. Hanna has grown up in Oregon all her life with her family and 9-year-old younger sister. She has attended Highland Park, where she learned about a new hobby that interested her. One of her friends from school told her about color guarding, and it sparked a passion she didn’t know she had.
During her freshman year, Hanna joined the color guard squad and has been doing it ever since. Color Guard uses various equipment, such as flags, rifles, and sabres, along with dance, to express dynamic passages in the music accompanying the marching band show. The Color Guard team at Beaverton High School focuses on the act of spinning the school’s flag in order to activate and spread school spirit throughout the stands. They achieve this by also having a dance routine that will go along with their flag spinning. The members of Color Guard have the responsibility to dance along to the school’s band, typically at school football games or assemblies, and remain holding the flag they dance with at all times. Doing this without dropping or tripping on the flag takes a lot of talent, one that Hanna has obtained over the couple of years she has been doing this. Along with the members of band, Hanna and her Color Guard squad take hours out of their day practicing after school to perfect their routine before the games.
So far, within her sophomore year of high school, she has thoroughly enjoyed her time at BHS. She says that being a member of Color Guard has helped her to be able to express her love for the sport and has helped her build integrity and respect towards all the other members of the team. Being forced to work in a team has taught Hanna many aspects of unity that will benefit her later in life. Hanna has made many good friends by being on this team and motivates other students of Beaverton to step out of their comfort zone to try something out that you think you may enjoy because it will end up paying off. She plans to participated in Color Guard for the rest of her high school career and will see by senior year if she wants to continue it as a hobby later in life.