Miss Lake County and Leesburg Graduate Kate Mehr perseveres to reach her dreams.
- Full name is Hannah Kate Mehr
- Leesburg High School 2022 Graduate
- Miss Lake County 2021-2022
- Vice President of TRIAD
- Senior Senator in Student Government
My major accomplishment:
Of course, surviving high school. I also was awarded Miss Lake County this year, and get to accomplish more and more as the year goes on through my volunteer work.
I want everyone to know:
I am decisive. If I want to achieve something, I will find a way.
A saying or mantra I live by:
One of my favorite songs is “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus. In it, she sings, “There’s always gonna be another mountain / I’m always gonna wanna make it move / Always gonna be an uphill battle / Sometimes you’re gonna have to lose.” I would say that this is the saying I live by.
In the future I plan to:
Start college at the University of Florida in the fall, majoring in Nutritional Sciences. I later want to attend dental school to become a dentist.
Who I admire most:
Of course I admire celebrities like Bethany Hamilton and Meryl Streep, but the person I look up to the most is my mom. She is the most accomplished, kind, and smart woman I know. I always tell my friends I want to grow up to be just like her.
My favorite movie:
Footloose because I can never be sad when I’m watching the characters break it down on the dance floor.
My greatest quality:
As my mom would say, is my ability to persevere.
To travel through time because there are endless possibilities. I could change major events such as who is President or I could bring back my favorite discontinued snacks.
My time at LHS has taught me:
That things will happen unexpectedly. If I could talk to little freshman Kate, she wouldn’t believe how my life turned out. I never thought I would compete in a pageant or be a Florida Gator but look at me now.
My message to the world:
While things may seem bad in a moment, they will just be a distant memory tomorrow.