Sam Farah comes from an academically high achieving family. Holders of multiple advanced degrees, his parents believe that hard work, discipline and perseverance are most important for children to learn. Every weekend Sam's parents accompany him to language school in order to better prepare him for the global market. He is now fluent in Russian and French and on top of that, Sam competes against eighth graders in math counts and science Olympiads.
Sam's parents have filled his life with enriching activities through programs like Duke TIP, violin lessons and programming. Because of this, he is very well rounded in his academic achievements making him a strong contender. For Sam, meeting like-minded friends and giving it a 100% at all times is what the competition is all about.