June 30, 2022

Outstanding Student: Kate Mehr

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By Cindy Peterson

Outstanding Student: Kate Mehr

1.4 min read| Published On: June 30th, 2022| 0 Comments|

Miss Lake County and Leesburg Graduate Kate Mehr perseveres to reach her dreams.


Vital Stats
  • 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. 

Desired superpower:

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. 

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