This picture shows members of the Kennett High School faculty who, as a tribute to Mr. Scott Hammell, “dressed like Scott” in conjunction with a Dress Down Day (fundraiser day for the Sunshine Fund).
Mr. Scott Hammel was a long-time employee in maintenance at the high school and left service after more than 12 years. He was well loved by the students (as evidenced by a yearbook dedicated to him by one class) and was an innovator in his job. He is a welder by trade and was able to repair and manufacture items needed by the school. He invented and manufactured a “desk dolly” to transport desks through the building when they were in need of repair. He also constructed stands that are used in the stadium for official scoring and timing. These would have cost the District thousands of dollars if they had been purchased ready-made through an supplier of athletic equipment, but Mr. Hammell was able to build them for far less.
Mr. Hammell was a frequent contributor to the art shows at the high school. His welded and crafted creations sold easily and benefitted the Art Department. Students saw him as a friend, a talented artist and craftsman, and a man of integrity whom they could look up to.
Scott Hammell was far more than employee. He was one of us, true Kennett Blue through and through. He is missed.