Midbar Kodesh Temple USYer and Ma'ayan student Samantha Jeanette Ostrovsky, known to all as Sammi O., will be graduating with honors from Southwest Career and Technical Academy (SWCTA) in May. She is a member of the SWCTA National Honors Society and was recently awarded the Helene and Harold Sussman scholarship from the Public Education Foundation. She previously attended Solomon Schechter Day School and Tarkanian Middle School. Samantha played varsity flag football at Desert Oasis High School and lettered her last 2 seasons. She is an active horseman and competes regularly in Cowboy Mounted Shooting with her partner, Ace.
This fall she will continue her education at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas, seeking a major in Hospitality. She is daughter to Joel and Julie Ostrovsky and is a wonderful, dedicated, and loving sister to her brother Mitchell. Sammi lives by her favorite quote from Nelson Mandela: “I will never lose – I will either win or learn.”