Samuel Kim, 16, is a junior at Conestoga High School. He has studied cello for 7 years and currently studies under Ohad Bar-David. Recently, he has been admitted to the PMEA district 12 region 6 festival and is yet to audition for all states. As a sophomore, Sam represented his school in participating in districts, regions, states, and national (as an alternate) orchestras. Furthermore, he has won honorable mentions in multiple competitions such as Tri-County and Newark Symphony’s Betsy L Kent concerto competition. He has also traveled to Ecuador to play and spread the influence of music and plans to travel more in the future. In addition to music, Sam enjoys playing soccer and running track.