Name: Samuel Griffin


High school: Truman


Class rank: Top 1%


Academic honors: McCoy Award for Academic Excellence, academic letter (3 years), Presidential Academic Award-Gold, George Washington Carver Award (Top 10%), Curator’s Scholarship from UMKC.


Major extracurricular activities: Marching band (four years), symphonic band (three years), varsity soccer (lettered two years).


Who was your most inspirational teacher and why?


Mr. (Andrew) Plaster because he challenged me the most. I wouldn’t have been prepared for upper-level and college classes without him.


What college are you attending and why did you pick that school?


UMKC, because I am receiving the Curator’s Scholarship. I will be pursuing an internship and bachelor’s degree in computer and electrical engineering.


What are your plans after college?


To pursue a career in computer engineering in the Kansas City area.