Your Brother's and Sister's Keeper

Your Brother's and Sister's Keeper
Posted on 02/12/2018
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An inspirational message to students at North High School

(courtesy of Fully Equipped)

Tonight we were very grateful to have Scott Hamilton of the Adam Hamilton Foundation speak to the young men and women at Akron North High School. Scott could not emphasize enough the lessons he learned from his son: how important it is to care about the person to your right and to your left, to put others before yourself, and to give back. We will let Scott’s story speak for itself.

Scott’s son, US Army Specialist Adam S. Hamilton, a native of Kent, Ohio, graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School in 2007. While in school, Adam was an All-American lacrosse player, the hockey career-goals record holder and played linebacker/wide receiver on the state-playoff football team.

Adam joined the US Army in 2009, graduated basic and advanced training and was proud to be a Cav scout of the 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 1st Brigade Combat Team in the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas. He was deployed to Afghanistan in February 2011.

On Memorial Day, May 28th, 2011, Adam died of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device (IED) during a night mission in Haji Ruf, Afghanistan, at the age of 22. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal.

The Adam S. Hamilton Memorial Academic & Athletic Scholarship Fund was established to help carry on Adam’s legacy of service to the community. Each year, two $10,000 scholarships are awarded to worthy Roosevelt High School seniors who have shown leadership in the classroom, on the playing fields and in the community, in addition to maintaining a 3.0 GPA and lettering in two sports.

The “HAMMY” workout and 5k are hosted every May at Kent State University benefitting the Adam Hamilton Foundation and continuing Adam’s legacy of service and selflessness. Visit for more information and consider joining us this May to help continue Adam Hamilton’s legacy.

Nowadays, Memorial Day carries a whole new weight and meaning for Scott. We hope it does for you, too. Thank you again, Scott, for taking the time out of your schedule to share your story!

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