Hannah Marie Reichert was born on Nov. 12, 2001, at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur, Il., to Cheryl Wise (husband Scott Wise) and Darren Reichert. Her siblings’ names are Kyle Stuart (wife Jamie Stuart), Jeffrey Wise (wife Allyson Wise), and Samantha Wise. She has two nieces and a nephew named Lilly Wise, Norah Stuart, and Jacob Stuart.
Reichert plans to attend Richland Community College and then transfer to the University of Missouri-St. Louis to study nursing with plans to become a travel nurse. This career is perfect for her because she has always had a passion to help people and travel.
Reichert has attended the Meridian School District for 12 years and has participated in student council for four years and is the Vice President, soccer for two years, yearbook for two years, drama club for two years, band for two years, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) for one year, FCS club for one year, National Honor Society for one year, basketball for one year, and scholastic bowl for one year. Reichert also is in her second year of her journalism class where she has been the Editor-In-Chief for a year and a half and has multiple Best of SNO articles. Outside of school, she has worked at Monical’s Pizza, South Macon Township Cemetery, Cracker Barrell, Bottrell Bed & Biscuit, and is currently at Imboden Creek Gardens.
Reichert looks forward to traveling the world and enjoying everything that life has to offer. However, she will miss her friends, teachers, and the weird/wild conversations that her lunch table can get into.
Reichert has many memories from her time at Meridian and wishes she could tell them all but will stick to a few. In her sophomore English 2 class, Reichert remembers a day when she and Taylor Pagel went to an online site to get ordained, this was during the wedding toast speech unit. She will also remember when she accidentally pressed the button that brings down the projector during the drama club’s production of Mamma Mia! last year. It was right in the middle of Brian Reed and Sadie Scott singing SOS.
Reichert would like her classmates to know that she will miss them and cherish the memories they made.
“You guys are amazing and I’m so thankful that I have gotten to know you all these years. It has been a pleasure and I will always remember the memories that we have made. Go and enjoy everything life has to offer you and always stay true to who you are because you are wonderful. Welp… I guess this is where I say peace out pals,” Reichert said to her fellow classmates.