Sam graduated as the valedictorian of his senior class and earned recognition as both a National Merit Commended Scholar and an AP Scholar with Distinction. Additionally, as a high school student, he received numerous awards for excellence in Latin, History, Literature, and Apologetics. Samuel served in student government for three years, was elected as the Head of the Prefect Council, and was given the Servant Leadership Award along with the Headmaster's Award for his dedicated service to his school. At church, he lead worship several times a week and worked within the children's ministry. Sam is excited to use his knowledge of Latin while majoring in Classics at Samford.