In 2015, the family of Evan Appley established a scholarship to be known as the Evan Appley Memorial Scholarship, available for Hancock Central School students. Evan was a member of the HCS Class of 2005 and participated in Chorus, Football- making all Metro, Tri Athlete- through the Press and Sun Bulletin, and named Athlete of the Week- in the Walton Reporter.
Evan loved snow-boarding and fishing in his free time. Evan’s life was cut short at the age of 18. During his life, he put his heart and soul into everything he did. His family was very proud of the young man he had become. He was honest, loving, and a little witty at times, always understanding but most of all he loved life. He was a very determined young man. If he wanted something bad enough, he always found a way to achieve it.