Brookwood senior writes letter to each member of Class of 2017

Writing at least five letters a day, it didn’t take long for the the hand cramps to set in.

For Megan Hawes, a soft-spoken but caring member of the Brookwood High Class of 2017, that writing turned into a burst of smiles Wednesday morning as she was mobbed with hugs and well wishes from dozens of classmates.
Hawes, who plans to enroll at Kennesaw State University in the fall and eventually become a pilot, took on a daunting task this school year to ensure that every member of her graduating class would receive a letter.

“It was a lot of hand cramps,” Hawes said. “I had to write at least five a day, and some days I’d do the whole weekend, or I’d have to go to my grandmother’s so I didn’t have any distractions. … It takes a lot of time to think about what to say.”