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Someone you should know: Samuel Girami Jones
As a musician, Samuel has a passion for the band and percussion instruments. In addition to the ability to read music, Samuel plays the drums, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and the piano.

This love for music has led Samuel and his friends to start the “McDowell Brothers”, a trio band that currently has an album on iTunes. The group has quite a full calendar, and when performing live, their stage name is “The Rhythm System”.

When Samuel isn’t playing music, he is planning his career as an Aerospace Engineer, with an interest in attending Syracuse University or Notre Dame due their progressive academic programs.

When Samuel isn’t strategizing about his college and career goals or playing chess, he is training vigorously for his pilot’s license.

Recently, Samuel was invited to Washington D.C. by the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF) with the Envision Program. Samuel engaged with several dignitaries, Central Intelligence Agents, toured the United States Institute of Peace, the National Mall, the Federal Reserve, the Smithsonian Institute, and other centers to expose Samuel and other young leaders to careers in the government.

Samuel credits his success to his family, and specifically his mother. “My mom is very supportive, and always will be, and I do my best to reciprocate because she invests a lot of time, energy and money into me,” Samuel said.
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