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April 18, 2019

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Citizen of the Year Hannah Barr: Basic softball

Hannah Barr

Christopher DeVargas

Hannah Barr

The conditions at Arturo Cambeiro Elementary School struck Basic High senior Hannah Barr when she volunteered there on multiple occasions, so she took it upon herself to improve the situation.

Barr organized a fundraising raffle drawing—with prizes including Vegas Golden Knights tickets and an iPad—that netted $3,200 for the Northeast Las Vegas school. Barr has come to exemplify a commitment to service at Basic, where she’s also the student body president and part of the state championship bowling team.

“I just try to be as involved as possible,” Barr says. “I love going out there, having fun and representing my school.”


• Vladimir Plotnikov, Centennial football: Helped collect, wrap and deliver care packages to the local homeless community during the holiday season, and maintained a 4.7 GPA while starting at quarterback for the Bulldogs.

• Ella Zanders, Spring Valley basketball: Took an active role in the special-needs community, leading a Spread the Word to End the Word assembly and serving as vice president of the school’s Best Buddies program and a co-captain of the Grizzlies’ powerhouse basketball team.

This story originally appeared in the Las Vegas Weekly.