South Orangetown Central School District

Congratulations to Tappan Zee High School senior Samantha Pepe, the South Orangetown Rotary Club’s April Student of the Month!

Samantha is a quiet leader; both focused and driven, with a disarming way that puts those around her at ease. She is compassionate, sweet, humble and gracious, traits that were recognized when she was named captain of the Girls Varsity Soccer team. As a year-round soccer player, Samantha has learned the importance of managing her time well, staying organized and being prepared, all skills that have also served her well in the classroom. She has a particular affinity for math and science courses and is treasurer for the Italian Honor Society. Samantha’s involvements include Heroes and Cool Kids, Peer Leaders and Leo Club. She earned her Girl Scouts Silver Award–the highest award for a Girl Scout Cadette–by improving the outdoor area at Camp Venture. Samantha plans to attend college in the fall to explore her interests in criminal justice and psychology.

Student with family and administrators