Family members created the Scott D. Hansen “Hang 10” Memorial Scholarship in 2019 to honor Scott’s memory. A 1993 graduate of Northeast High School, Scott was a scrawny kid, so for his physical appearance he was teased. Instead of the teasing making him bitter and cruel, it made him more sympathetic and empathetic to others.
Academics were extremely important to Scott. His academic success really fulfilled a need he had for his self-esteem. Tutoring others also gave him fulfillment and went hand in hand with the empathy he felt toward others who maybe didn’t feel confident in their own academics.
Hard work was key. Scott was diagnosed with anxiety and chose to handle it very well through proper nutrition, sleep, medical care, and exercise versus taking a destructive path. He was very brave and open to discussing his mental health in hopes to help others and to de-stigmatize mental illness. He truly overcame physical, social, and mental obstacles to succeed.
Scott was the life of the party. He loved nothing more than getting the room rolling with his infamous stories through facial expressions, voices, and hand gestures. Scott loved his family and his friends immensely and was a selfless giver. He would do anything for anybody and lived every day to provide the best life for his wife and children. This scholarship will recognize similar values in students today.
Scott loved his family and his friends immensely and was a selfless giver.
His life was tragically cut short in a car accident in 2018. Through this scholarship, Scott’s legacy will live on. The name of the scholarship comes from the Hang 10 symbol he would hold up in photos.
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