Giving back to the community seems to run in Samantha’s family. Since she was young, Samantha, a Chesapeake High School student was taught the importance of giving back. After serving at an elder care center, Samantha realized that the feeling was great. She says, “My favorite way to get involved is to look around and see where the help is most needed.”
She also has volunteered at many other places. She has worked with The Arundel House of Hope, The SPCA, elementary school kids, Sarah’s House and My Sister’s Place. Samantha has completed various service opportunities but her favorite ones include working at women's shelters, food pantries and preparing food for unhoused persons.
Outside of service, Samantha is highly involved in extracurriculars.She is a member of National Honor Society, AVID Club, Students Against Destructive Decisions and Fellowship and Christian Athletes. With her free time, she spends it swimming for the YMCA and participating in Girl Scouts of America.
Looking into the future, she plans to take AACC classes her senior and graduate. After that, she hopes to be accepted into UMBC and study nursing in hopes of becoming a trauma nurse.
Samantha recommends service experiences as a way for people to grow and learn more about people and their community. As Samantha reflects on her service experiences she says “Sometimes all someone else needs is for someone to listen and understand them.”