Southmoreland High School presented an "In Loving Memory" plaque to Sam's family that recognizes Sam Hicks' accomplishments and ends with a few fitting words from Sam's friend and co-worker, Terri Lewis:

"He didn't talk much but when he did it was with such wisdom that you know you were in the presence of something great."

The presentation took place during halftime of a Southmoreland football game, where all of the Scotties players honored Sam by wearing "SH" stickers on their helmets.