Having been on high honor roll every semester of high school, Sam has a current 4.6 GPA. He is an AP Scholar with Distinction, and Sam scored a 1530 out of 1600 on the SAT Exam. Sam is a member of the English 10; a group selected by St. Chris’ English faculty. This group of 10 students are chosen based on their Language PSAT scores, and Sam has been a member for all 3 possible years. During his junior year, Sam received the Dartmouth Book Award from the school faculty, and he was chosen as a National Merit Commended Scholar.
Outside of the classroom, Sam is a member of the Saints Chamber Orchestra. Following a successful audition as a freshman, he is now a four year member; as a senior, Sam is 2nd Chair violin. He is a member of the chess club and a peer advisor to the younger students attending St. Chris’ high school. Sam is a four year member of Global Ambassadors and currently the Co-President. The club is dedicated to promoting awareness for the exchange students within the school, and helping them adjust to their new school community.
As a five year player for the Richmond United Academy, Sam is a 4 time captain. He plays as a defensive midfielder and center back. During his time with the team he has been called into 7 US Soccer Training Centers. Sam was one of 24 players nationally selected to train at Ajax in Amsterdam, one of the top youth academies in the world. Sam has been a part of St. Christopher’s Futsal team all four years of high school. In 2018 Sam finished the season as the second leading goal scorer for the team. The team was the Valentine Classic Champions in 2017 with 31 goals scored. Sam competed in the US Futsal Nationals while in 8th grade. He was the leading goal scorer with 7 goals in 4 games. Recently, Sam committed to UNC Chapel Hill where he will continue his soccer career.
Since his sophomore year Sam has been participating in Saturday Academy. Through this program at St. Chris he and his peers are able to tutor and mentor local underprivileged children. Over the summers of 2017 and 2018 Sam was a teacher’s assistant at the Peter Paul Development Center. For two weeks of summer 2017, Sam participated in Diverbo Pueblo Ingles in Spain. He helped teach English to local Spanish speakers. As a senior Sam is the Vice President of the Building a Better Richmond Public Schools program. The group helps in various schools through the system to clean/maintain and raise funds of improvement.
Sam has won a dinner for two and is now in the running for the $10,000 scholarship.
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