Eccentric, Fun, Quick
"Just 'cause you're accurate does not mean you're interesting."
In addition to participating in the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute since 7th grade, Sam also has participated in journalism at his school and has produced stories for NPR's KQED's Youth Takeover for the last two years. His passion for mathematics and his desire to challenge himself with more public speaking has lead him to consider future careers in math education or mechanical engineering. He is the founder and president of the Santa Clara High School Board Game Club, where he and his fellow club members play board games once a week during lunch. He's found that entertainment and socializing is an excellent way to relieve stress during the school week. In his free time, you'll likely find Sam playing taiko drums at the San Jose Taiko studio, eating ramen, or watching stand-up comedy.
"Public Speaking" Opinion Piece
KQED Student Takeover, 2018
"A unique year-long program that partners Bay Area high school classrooms with KQED journalists to help students pitch, write and produce audio-feature stories destined for KQED's broadcast, podcasts and online programming." -KQED.org
AP Seminar, 2017
A research project about the effects of factory farming.
Graphic Design & Art
Mastering digital art tools and creating own designs and works