Student of the week: Samuel Edwards

St. John's Jesuit High School

Samuel Edwards
Samuel Edwards


School subject: Psychology

Extracurricular activity: Student Council, Social Justice Alliance, Retreat leader

Hobbies: Volunteering, Hip Hop dance, drawing, hanging with friends

Car: I unfortunately don't drive yet, so I'm a little dry on this subject.

Store: Goodwill and Chipotle

Musical artist: I like all types of music

Movie: I don't have a favorite movie, but I love a good comedy.

TV show: Anything on ESPN



Cafeteria food must-have: Chicken tenders, fries, and chocolate milk

Last book read that wasn't required: First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung

Pet peeve: I don't think I have JUST ONE pet peeve

Person I'd like to meet: Jesus

Person most admired: My mom

Items always in my locker: T-shirts because a teacher at SJJ filled my locker with shirts as a prank.

First job: Phone-A-Thon caller for St. John's

Top accomplishment: Convincing a friend not to commit suicide.



After-graduation plans: I plan on having an amazing summer with my great friends in Toledo before moving to attend either Stanford, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, USC, UCLA, or Cal Berkeley to study psychology and neuroscience.

Career goal: As of right now, my goal is to become either a behavioral neurologist or some other type of doctor in order to join the International Medical Corps. And serve needy individuals all over the world.

Quote from teacher: "Sam Edwards is truly one of the most well-rounded young men I have ever been associated with," said Phil Skeldon, director of Christian Service. He is an athlete, student council president, and outstanding student. What separates him, however, from many of his peers, is his commitment to service and justice. Through his service and justice activities at St. John's Jesuit, Student-In-Action, Youth Leadership Toledo, and YIPPIE, Sam has impacted the lives of many in Toledo, nationally, and globally. He has helped to establish a homeless outreach program in central Toledo which is being modeled by other schools nationally, worked with those who live off the garbage dump in Guatemala City, and raised funds to send mosquito netting to Ghana, his country of birth, to stop the spread of malaria. He truly is a globally minded man for others."

— Information is compiled for The Blade by the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West.