Class of 2018
Dual Pageant with Miss Thief River Falls
Director: Shelby Sorvig
Pageant Date: July 17, 2018
Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Miss Riverfest 2018, Hannah Brickson has always had a passion for mental health awareness. She is currently studying psychology at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities to expand her knowledge on the subject, as well as to work more with her community in regards to raising awareness.
Hannah is the president of a chapter of the non-profit To Write Love on Her Arms, which is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to presenting hope for those struggling with mental illnesses such as depression & anxiety. As a member, and now as president, she has become even more passionate about mental health and hopes to reach out to the larger Twin Cities area by fundraising and holding events sponsored by To Write Love on Her Arms.
Her platform, Be Kind to Yourself: The Importance of Self- Care works on discussing ways that someone who is struggling with issues with mental health can help themselves, which is what mental health self-care is all about. She started working with this platform during her senior year of high school by writing an article in the local newspaper about her personal journey with recovery in mental health, how it’s okay to admit that you are struggling, and giving resources in the community. With her degree in psychology, she hopes to make it her life’s work to promote self-care through adolescent counseling.
Hannah has been playing the violin for 10 years. She has been a member of orchestras both in her hometown and at the University of Minnesota Twin-Cities. She was also a part of the Minnesota All-State Orchestra in 2012.
Hannah is also a member of the sorority Alpha Gamma Delta and works within the Speech-Language-Hearing-Sciences Department on campus. During her free time, she enjoys reading, listening to music and being involved with her sorority's events.
Hannah grew up in the town of Thief River Falls, Minnesota and is the daughter of Patrick and Laura Brickson.