Music has the power to stir the heart and bring peace to even the most tormented of souls. Through writing and performing her own music, Hannah Walker has the talent to render that effect on people. A senior at Weiser High School, Hannah plays her part in many musical groups in the school and community including musicals, the Chamber choir, the Weiser Youth Symphony, Black Lights Performing group, and Treasure Valley Honor Choir. She also maintains a 4.0 GPA while running track and cross country, participating in the science club, and handling various leadership functions at school and church.
Remarkable for someone so young, Hannah is a well-rounded musician accomplished in piano, violin, guitar, ukulele, and voice. “My dad taught me how to compose songs. I have worked hard to perfect my skills.” She utilizes her musical talents to make a difference in her community by performing and volunteering at sporting events, rest homes, the annual Festival of Trees, and the National Old Time Fiddle Contest and Festival, just to name a few.
To raise funds for preservation and improvement at the Snake River Heritage Museum, in 2016 Hannah and her father, Delton Walker, wrote, directed, and performed in The Galloway Musical – an original musical about prominent Weiser founders Tom and Mary Galloway. “The most amazing part of this experience was realizing that I have the ability to help other people by doing what I love. Serving others with the talents I have been given is something unique that I can do to make a difference. I was able to contribute to the community in my own special way. I will never forget this experience.”
Hannah wants other kids in Idaho to know that “serving the people you live around is a great opportunity you should never turn down. Though it may seem difficult or frustrating to do in the moment, the reward in the end is so much greater. It means so much to the people you help. I encourage all youth to get involved in their community and make a difference by choosing to act.”♦