Samantha Shire, daughter of Scott and Gail Shire, recently graduated from Green Valley High School with an Advanced Honors diploma.
Samantha has been very involved throughout high school. She has been a member of Green Valley’s prestigious speech and debate team for four years. During this time, she served as captain of multiple events, mentored novice competitors, was a finalist at Districts, Counties, State and qualified and competed at Nationals. She has been swimming competitively since she was six and has been on Green Valley’s varsity swim team where she qualified and placed in regionals all four years. This past season, she served as captain of her State Championship team. Samantha also represented Las Vegas as a successful member of the JCC Maccabi Games swim team.
When Samantha isn’t competing at tournaments or swim meets, you can find her at Henderson Executive Airport pursuing her private pilot’s license through Cactus Aviation. Samantha has over 60 hours and plans to pursue her aviation career at University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences this fall where she will work towards her Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science while studying commercial aviation.
Samantha's strong Jewish identity was cultivated at Midbar Kodesh Temple, which has been her family's home for 16 years and where she attended preschool, religious school, Maya’an. She was an active member of Midbar Kodesh Temple United Synagogue Youth
. She and her family are still close with her classmates families and all are all very proud of her accomplishments.