Sam is a rising sophomore at the College of Wooster, where he is majoring in Sociology and minoring in English. His journalism internship is funded by the Becky DeWine Fund Scholarship. She was the daughter of Ohio Governor Mike and Frances DeWine. In 1993, Becky graduated from the College of Wooster, had just finished a stint at the Xenia Gazette and was starting to look for a job in journalism. Months later, while driving outside the town of Cedarville, Ohio, she died in an automobile accident. Sam has lived in Mississippi the past five years.