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Hannah Boettcher, Class of 2015

Hannah Boettcher, Bay Port 2015, knew she wanted a career in news media since she was at Bay View Middle School. Hannah achieved her childhood dream and is now an Executive Producer at FOX 45 WBFF-TV Baltimore. Last year she won two regional Emmy awards and an Associated Press award, and is nominated for four more awards this year. 

Hannah credits her education at Bay Port for fostering her confidence. She says her teachers were very supportive and made her believe that she was special and could do anything she wanted to do. Hannah graduated from Bay Port with a full International Baccalaureate Diploma, and says it was an experience she wouldn’t trade for the world. 

“The curriculum expanded my learning outside of the community and into the world, which I think prepared me for the work I do now,” said Hannah. “It taught me how to think outside of myself, and look at how individual topics fit into the bigger picture that is the world. It also helped me graduate college a year early.”

Hannah’s favorite part of her job is having a front row seat to history as it’s made. “Whether it be in my city or across the world, I get a really unique view of the current events that become what kids will learn about in history books,” said Hannah. “To quote Hamilton, ‘I want to be in the room where it happens,’ and my job puts me in that room.”