STATEHOUSE — State Representative Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) presented local Superintendent Steve Hall with the Sagamore of the Wabash award in recognition of his strong commitment to education and community service.
“I am honored to present this prestigious award to Steve for his many years of hard work and dedication to our community,” said Rep. Mahan. “His years of faithful service have shown him to be a truly deserving recipient.”
The Sagamore of the Wabash award was created during the term of Gov. Ralph Gates, who served from 1945-1949. The award is the highest honor the Governor of Indiana can bestow. It is presented only to those who have rendered a distinguished service to the state.
In 1974, Hall began teaching as a Speech and Hearing Pathologist. He went on to receive his Master’s in Elementary Education, after which he taught sixth grade reading and language arts. Hall eventually served as the principal of Albany Elementary School for 17 years before becoming assistant superintendent and then superintendent of Delaware Community School Corporation.
Throughout his life, Hall has also been a very active member of his community. He has coached various youth sports and was a member of the Volunteer Fire Department. For years, he has also served as the leader of the Albany Christmas Charity which provides toys, clothing, utilities and other necessities to those in need throughout the community.
“It is truly inspiring to see the positive impact Steve has had in this community.” said Rep. Mahan. “He has been instrumental in the lives of so many young students both through his work in the classroom and on the field, all the while serving the greater community with selflessness and humility.”
Rep. Mahan represents portions of Blackford, Delaware, Grant and Wells counties. He serves as Chairman of the Government and Regulatory Reform Committee. He also serves on the Family, Children and Human Affairs; and Insurance Committees.