Samuel P. Hall Memorial Scholarship
Sam Hall, son of Bill and Betty Hall, grew up in Davie County with an older sister, Elizabeth, and brother, William. He loved to fish and as a young boy he rabbit hunted. And of course, he had his moments of mischief, as did all boys his age. His sister Elizabeth recalls that “he always had lots of friends,” and it seemed as if “people were drawn to him.” Sam married Jackie K. Hartley in 1983 and celebrated the birth of their son Evan in 1988. No doubt, the family had a happy life together.
Sam loved the outdoors so his career as a surveyor was a natural fit. He loved tromping through the woods and mapping land he had never seen before.
In later years, Sam enjoyed mapping and spent many hours in front of the computer. He taught Evan a lot about construction and hard work when they built their home.
In addition to his family and career, Sam had a passion for his community and for helping others. He served as the president of the Jaycees, an important community service group. “Sam loved to tell jokes,” said Elizabeth. “He would open every Jaycee meeting with a joke. The joke telling continued and Sam later went to Mocksville Elementary School at the end of every year to tell Evan’s class “age-appropriate” jokes. He had a great sense of humor.”
Sam had tremendous respect for people who battled through adversity and found a way to rise above it. He was one of the first to lend a helping hand. The scholarship is one more example of Sam lending a helping hand to young people in the community he loved so much.
The Samuel P. Hall Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a high school senior who has shown an ability to persevere through some type of personal adversity. The application to apply is by invitation only.