Samuel McNamee, age 16, is a homeschooled upcoming senior from Aiken, South Carolina. He is the son of Ed and Debbie McNamee and the fifth of nine children. Samuel started playing piano at the age of five and has competed at many competitions at the state level. He also has played the organ for the last four years. Samuel is a member of the Aiken Civic Ballet Company, plays soccer with Palmetto
United Varsity Soccer Team, and is a Boy Scout close to earning Eagle Scout.