PERU — Christopher Sampson, son of Christine Sampson, has been named St. Bede Academy’s Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizenship award winner for the 2013-14 school year.
Chosen by the faculty and students, Sampson was selected on the basis of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.
This year alone Sampson co-sponsored a project which fulfilled a wish for a young local girl who has cancer. He has been instrumental in the continuing success of the recently formed Interact Club and has been a driving force in organizing the Academy efforts to fill the local food pantry.
He is a graduate of Trinity Catholic Academy and attends St. Patrick Church, LaSalle. While at St. Bede, he has been involved in Interact Club, Student Government, Spanish Club, Lectio Divina, Yearbook, Prom Committee, Stage Rats, Genesius Project, Venturing and Last Supper Club. He has made the Honor Roll every semester and received the St. Bede Academy Citizenship Award two years in a row. He has participated in basketball, golf and track.
The Christian Service Program has provided Sampson with many opportunities to volunteer. He has taken a leadership role in various projects, events and fundraisers.
Following graduation he will attend a four-year university studying either chemistry or biochemistry with plans on attending medical school.
The award is sponsored by the Princeton-Illinois Chapter of National Society Daughter of the American Revolution and is on the National Association of Secondary School Principals approved list of national contests and activities.