Hanna is an 11-year old Merit Roll Scholar in the fifth grade at Briarwood School in Camden. She participates in Cheerleading, 4-H, and school plays. Hanna enjoys singing, camping, riding 4-wheelers, swimming, and being outdoors. She also helps raise funds for Vanderbilt Heart research and also to help families at Christmas. She has 2 younger sisters, a younger brother, and an older stepbrother and loves being with her family and friends. Hanna, who has Cerebral Palsy, describes herself as Loving, Happy, Inspirational, Funny, and Strong. Her goal as Little Miss Tennessee is to educate children on disabilities so that they can learn that someone who uses a wheelchair is really not any different from anyone else.
Sarah Perez is a 10-year old straight A student at Knoxville Jewish Day School. She started a program called Children Helping Children and has worked on a fundraiser with Covenant Health. Sarah wants to be a neurosurgeon when she grows up. She never takes life for granted. “Love life and live to the fullest…I love my life!” Sarah, who has a C6-T4 spinal cord injury from a car accident in May 2011, wants to educate people that we are all equal regardless of mobility.
Savanna Spencer lives in Knoxville. She was born with Cerebral Palsy. She attends Blue Grass Elementary where she is in the Accelerated Reader program.
In her spare time she is involved with the Brownie Girl Scouts in 2006, as well as, STAR, Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding where she was given rider of the year for 2006 and 2007, and AWANA at Senior Heights Baptist Church. When she grows up she would like to be a teacher and a mommy. Her philosophy for life is to have fun and help others.