10288Samuel Bentley Armstrong has been chosen as Parry McCluer High School’s Senior of the Month for September 2013. Sam is the son of John and Carol Armstrong of Buena Vista.

He is an active member of our cross country, basketball and baseball teams. He has been recognized on all-district, all-region and all-state cross country; all-district basketball, and all-district, all-region and all-state baseball. He has been a member of two state runner-up cross country teams. He is a member of the National Honor Society and is the Senior class vice president. In addition to his extracurricular activities, Sam will complete his senior year with 18 college credits.

Sam is just as active in his community as his school. He is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and has attended early-morning seminary for the past three years. He now holds a life rank in Boy Scouts. This past summer Sam replaced bleacher boards and repainted the bleachers at the baseball field as his Eagle Scouts Project. The quality of the job is excellent. In regards to the bleacher project, Ron Loy said, “This is just another example of when Sam takes on a task it is done one way, the right way. He always strives to make the best better!”

Sam is highly respected by the administration, faculty, coaches and students of Parry McCluer High School. He was nominated by the senior sponsors. Mr. Loy states, “Sam is an outstanding young man who excels in the classroom, in the community, and as a student athlete. He is a positive role model to his peers. He demands the best from himself and has the ability to encourage his teammates and classmates to strive to do their best also.” After high school, Sam plans to serve a two year mission for his church and then attend Southern Virginia University.