THE WELLS A. HALL
MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Wells A. Hall Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from Concord-Carlisle High School in honor of Mr. Hall who, for 31 years, was Superintendent of Schools in Concord, Massachusetts. The scholarship is given to a senior who has met all, or most, of the following guidelines: has been a good student, has participated in interscholastic athletics, has shown evidence of interest in Concord-Carlisle civic affairs, has embodied some or all of Mr. Hall's personal qualities of intellectual honesty, leadership, pragmatic idealism and has lived his or her life in accordance with Mr. Hall's personal motto, "live with due regard for the rights of others."
Wells Albert Hall was born in Bennington, Vermont in 1877. He attended Brockton High School in Massachusetts and was graduated from Brown University in 1904 where he was a lineman on the varsity football team. He later received a Master’s degree from Harvard University. He moved to Concord in 1906 to teach chemistry, coach football and to act as sub-master of Concord High School. In 1907, he was elected to the position of Superintendent of Schools and carried out those duties until shortly before his death in 1938. During his lifetime, Mr. Hall gained nationwide acclaim as a progressive, sound educator. He combined this lifelong interest in academics with the ability of a strong, capable business executive. Together, these qualities enabled him to build and maintain a first-rate educational system for the town of Concord.
Shortly after Mr. Hall's death, one of his fellow educators wrote:
"He was one of the men engaged in the work of education who gave evidence in his daily life of the very highest ideas of public service. His devotion to the interests of the students was unfailing. He has left an impression, not only on the schools of Concord, but also on those of the State, that will be lasting."
This Scholarship was established by the Hall and Monaghan families in memory of Wells A. Hall to help perpetuate both the ideals for which he stood and the admiration which he had for the town of Concord and its students.