He said he is happy to be one of the young writers chosen for the achievement award.
“I was very surprised and I am very honored,” he said.
He said learning to be good writers is something schools should be teaching students. He credited his teachers at Londonderry High School for helping him forge his talents and interests. When it’s time to choose a college, Samuel said, he is looking at Tufts and Brandeis for a possible major in political science.