This month’s National Renaissance Student of the Month is Sam Blumberger from Bacon Academy High School in Colchester, Connecticut. Nominator Marlene Blumberger writes (lightly edited):

“Sam works hard in all aspects of his life. He is a Junior, academically successful, 3-sport athlete, club soccer player and referee, and community volunteer. He also runs his own foundation, “Stars, Socks & Stripes,” a local sock drive to support veterans in need. He is a mentor both in the classroom and on the field, and actively pursues events and programs that will teach him better leadership skills and enable him to be the change he wishes to see. He participates in DECA, Student Government, Unified Sports Team and the Bacon PAL program which helps guide new students in their school, as well as being a writing center tutor.”

How long have you been involved with Renaissance?

2 years.

What’s a favorite Renaissance moment for you?
My favorite memory is when our school gathers for our rallies, especially when time is taken to honor and celebrate students that give extra efforts in their school and town community.

How has Renaissance impacted your school’s culture?
The most important quality learned is respect, and how respect is earned and given.

How has Renaissance affected you personally?
The philosophy develops a culture of inclusion, and this forms to create the ability to build bonds with all of our classmates and school family.

What advice would you give to someone just starting with Renaissance?
My advice would be to take the time to learn about new people and to embrace new opportunities.


Sam will receive a shirt and a lapel pin in recognition of his achievement.

To nominate someone in your school for the National Renaissance Student of the Month honor, click here.

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