ADRIAN HANNAH SEARCY
Adrian Hannah has a keen interest in baseball and the law.
Hannah is the son of Judge Craig Hannah of the 17th Judicial Circuit. Adrian Hannah’s grandfather — the late Jim Hannah — was a former Arkansas Supreme Court chief justice.
“Growing up, I looked up to both of them,” Adrian Hannah said. “I’ve seen how they’ve shown respect to those who were in a bind. Everybody deserves a chance no matter who they are. Everyone needs to be treated equally, and everyone deserves a fair trial.”
Hannah will attend the University of Central Arkansas this fall and plans to major in finance. Eventually, he plans to go to law school.
“I guess the law is in my blood,” said Hannah, who is a graduate of Searcy High School. “But I’m going to go to school for a few years and see where it takes me.”
While at UCA, Hannah will play baseball for the Bears. He spent the majority of his high school career at third base, but he said UCA’s coaches plan to use him at first base.
“First base is not as easy as some people seem to think it is,” Hannah said. “There are a lot of balls you have to pick and keep from getting by you.”
Hannah batted .333 with 7 doubles and 16 RBI in 27 games during his senior season and hit .420 with 25 RBI during his junior season. He was a member of the All-Arkansas Preps baseball team during his junior and senior seasons, selected to the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star team and was twice named as Searcy High’s offensive MVP.
Hannah said the opportunity to continue his baseball career in college was very important to him.
“I’ve played ever since I was in T-ball,” Hannah said. “There was a lot of practice and a lot of traveling involved. If I didn’t play in college, I feel like that would have been a total waste.”
Hannah was also a leader in the classroom and in the community. He ranked in the top 5 percent in his graduating class and has acquired 36 hours of college credit through Arkansas State University-Beebe. He was a member of the Beta Club and Spanish Honorary for three years. He was also the student council vice president during his senior year.
“The thing I’m most proud of that I accomplished was being an honor graduate while still being involved with the community,” Hannah said.