We often have the opportunity to read about extraordinary people who make a difference in other people’s lives. Jane Hall is one of those people. She is one of those individuals whose very presence makes people better for having known her. She always displays a cheerful and competent attitude, and her energy is contagious. For more than 20 years she has worked at Roy High School in various roles, but her greatest contribution is in the positive attitude she promotes to all of the students and staff.
Hall is a strong supporter of the Roy athletic programs and an enthusiastic supporter of the Roy and Riverdale communities. She has worked on the Riverdale City Civics Club and is politically active; she is an involved citizen. Her enthusiasm for the 2002 Olympics took on an unusual volunteer spirit. Although she was unable to commit as a volunteer for the Olympics, she volunteered to “babysit” children so that everyone could enjoy the games. She also rallied students and faculty for the torch run down 1900 West in Roy, and coordinated theme days at the high school to generate interest and involvement for faculty.
Hall has also been a longtime supporter of breast cancer support groups, having lost her sister to breast cancer. For years she participated in the annual walkathon. She also lovingly cares for the needs of five elderly couples – visiting them regularly, taking them meals, and transporting them to doctor’s appointments or shopping. This she does in addition to providing the same care and attention to her own parents and husband’s parents.
Hall has served on the Roy High School Sunshine Committee. Sometimes, she is officially on the committee, but always she is the sunshine of the school. Students rely on her encouragement and help. She willingly types scholarship applications or student resumes, which is not part of her job description. She knows kids’ interests and strengths and frequently is the one in the counseling center who pinpoints a specific student who is “perfect” for a particular scholarship and encourages him or her to apply.
Hall’s involvement with her church is extensive as well. She has served twice as the Young Women’s President, as the Primary President, as the Relief Society President, and multiple times as a Primary teacher or Relief Society teacher. She also worked with those in need when the canal in Riverdale flooded a community. She provided food and water everyday for the clean up volunteers.