Sunday 16 Dec 2018

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Rotary-Exchange Student Of The Month

The Scholarship & Awards Committee of North Duplin Jr/Sr High School is pleased to announce Samantha Walker as the Duplin Rotary Club and Mount Olive Exchange Club Student of the Month. Samantha is the daughter of Emery and Lisa Walker of Mount Olive, NC.  She has been involved in the Beta Club, Student Council, Science Club, Art Club, SADD, and Chorus, where she has been an All County participant, throughout high school. She has also been a varsity cheerleader and served as co-captain her senior year, as well as participated in track and field. Samantha was a junior graduation marshal, and she has received recognition at the Duplin County Education Foundation Banquet all four years of high school.

Samantha is heavily involved with Cause-N-Dog Rescue and has actually been able to turn her passion with dogs into actions that would help benefit them through rescue efforts. Her senior project focused on raising awareness for the organization, and she has given much of her free time to helping with animals that have been rescued and were staying at the shelter. She is also active in her church’s youth ministry and has participated in dramas and music through the church band.

Samantha enjoys painting and drawing, playing the guitar and singing, freestyle writing, and listening to classic rock and roll music. Her favorite book is The Hunger Game series by Suzanne Collins. She loves the quote, “When you feel like you can’t do anymore, do some more” and she enjoys watching football.

When asked who she would invite to dinner, past or present, Samantha said she would invite Jesus Christ because He would give the most possible encouragement, and she could ask Him if she was going down the right path with her life choices. Samantha says she most admires a lady at her church named Mrs. Tammy “because she finds a way to be young at heart and give all of her troubles to God, completely trusting in him. She has been through a lot and has overcome her toughest battles. She always gives great advice and is someone to talk to, like a second mother.”

In the future, Samantha would like to attend The University of North Carolina at Wilmington and major in Recreational Therapy. She would one day like to live in the Wilmington area and become a recreational therapist and help with dog rescue.

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