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Samantha Nelson, 17, is a senior at Fort Zumwalt West High School in O’Fallon, Missouri. She is co-editor-in-chief of the school’s newspaper, The Solitaire. Samantha is also a member of the Jag Connection peer-mentoring program, National Honor Society and is the public relations officer of her FBLA chapter. She is an avid reader and Netflix watcher, and she loves spending time with friends and family. Samantha hopes to major in journalism at the University of Miami-Ohio, Indiana University or MU. She is the daughter of Tom and Tracy Nelson and older sister to Ben.