Brookstone senior Hannah Mattson poses with one of her two second-place medals at the Georgia High School Association swimming and diving state championships Feb. 9 at Georgia Tech.
Brookstone senior Hannah Mattson poses with one of her two second-place medals at the Georgia High School Association swimming and diving state championships Feb. 9 at Georgia Tech. Courtesy of David Cowser
Brookstone senior Hannah Mattson poses with one of her two second-place medals at the Georgia High School Association swimming and diving state championships Feb. 9 at Georgia Tech. Courtesy of David Cowser

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