Class Act: Mansfield Senior Is A Non-Stop Volunteer

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MANSFIELD, TX — It takes dedication and compassion to be a great physician, and Sam Keltner already has those traits down. That’s what makes him our Class Act of the Week, brought to you by Time Warner Cable.

Sam is a senior at Mansfield High School and he’s a super volunteer, sharing his time with the community through the National Honor Society, his church, and even the Special Olympics.

“During my three years [with the Special Olympics team], we won our area championship once and we made it to the championship game twice, so it’s been a real honor working with those guys.” Sam recounted.

But his biggest passion is in the medical field! After graduation, Sam is off to OU where he has already been accepted into the school’s honors program. There he plans on studying biochemistry and becoming a doctor.

He already has a ton of experience through the junior volunteer program at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center.

“To see somebody that is so into contributing in his life to the medical field has been outstanding, said Methodist Mansfield Medical Center president John Phillips.

“As a doctor you have to want to serve people, that’s part of your job," Sam said.

And the way Sam serves everyone around him makes a big impact.

“I get lots of really great students, but Sam is exceptional in that he is not only brilliant, but he’s insightful, he’s creative, he’s a leader -- but he’s completely humble as well.” Michael Withers, a teacher at Mansfield, said of Sam.

Humble, but the master of his own destiny!

“I believe so many people nowadays, they let things happen to them. I think if you take responsibility for yourself and you actively pursue your passions, good things will happen to you.”

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