Congratulations to Samuel Petrucci, Class of 2021 at Suffield High School, on being chosen as the Rotary Student of the Month for April. Sam is a member and vice president of the National Honor Society, as well as a member of the World Language Honor Society. He is also a member of the National FFA Organization. In this organization, Sam is required to obtain 150 hours per year of Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE). Within this group, Sam was appointed as Chapter Healthy Lifestyles Committee Chair and Chapter Citizenship Committee Chair. Sam is also the vice president of the Wildcat Advisory Group. This groups helps incoming 9th graders experience a smooth transition into high school.
Sam has received an award for Academic Excellence in AP US Government and Politics, the Harvard Book Award and the Delmar F. Sisson Memorial Award.
Sam is a Senior Patrol Leader for Boy Scouts of America, Troop 66, in Suffield. This is the highest scout position to hold. In the past, he has served as the Patrol Leader, Scribe (secretary) and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader. Sam has assisted younger scouts with rank advancement and the acquisition of scouting skills. He has also assisted with various scouts’ Eagle Scout Service Projects. In addition, Sam has earned the Eagle Scout Rank Award himself.
Other activities at Suffield High School include being a drummer for Jazz Band, a member of the Academic Quiz Team and a peer tutor in math, science and social studies.
In his spare time, Sam enjoys reading, drumming, music and volunteering. Some of his volunteer experiences include working at Mutt Rescue of Massachusetts. In this position Sam helped to monitor and feed the dogs, clean and maintain the dogs’ play yard and provided information to potential adopters. He also volunteered at Dakin Humane Society, where he fostered cats that were waiting for their forever home. He also helped to care for the animals, and played and socialized with the cats/kittens to promote positive human interaction. Sam has also volunteered at Crossroads Food Pantry since 2017.
Sam enjoys spending time at Club One Entertainment, where he is a part-time house drummer for Blues Jam Open Mics. You also may see him the next time you stop by Geissler’s in Agawam, where he is a part-time bagger and cashier.
Sam plans to attend college in the fall to study political science and economics.