Doors Will Open at 5:45pm for a Happy Hour for All Guests.
A Special Evening Honoring the Memory of Samantha Stachel
Samantha Stachel passed away on April 18, 2013, at age 18. Samantha placed
a high value on education. At age 7, Samantha was diagnosed with Ewing's
Sarcoma, a malignant bone tumor, in her right fibula, followed by several
recurrences through the age of 18. Samantha viewed cancer as an
inconvenience. She strived to lead a full normal life, never taking a day
for granted, including how important it was to get the most from her
education. She pursued academic excellence, achieving a stellar academic
record, earning all A's and one B in her entire high school career and
established a humanitarian club to help local organizations in need.
Samantha played BIG her whole life regardless of the circumstances.
She was admitted to attend Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University. She
enthusiastically shared her decision to attend Barrett Honors College on
her Facebook page and was so looking forward to continuing her journey for
academic and social growth at college.
While Samantha cannot physically be at ASU as a student, her spirit and her
vision will attend Barrett for a long time to come by establishing this
perpetual scholarship fund in her honor for students who demonstrate
academic excellence, character, and leadership in the face of challenging
circumstances. In this way, Samantha will inspire others to be connected to
their lives and purpose, seize the moment, remain determined no matter what
challenges shows up, find joy in what you do, not take others for granted,
and live with humor.
This fund will continue Samantha’s journey and legacy to inspire others.