Samuel D. Richardson
Samuel Richardson, a co-host of “Listen 2 Our Teens”, lives in Columbus, MS. At the time of recording, Samuel was a 12th grade student at Victory Christian Academy (Columbus, MS) where he was a member of the National Beta Club. During his freshman year, Samuel played on the Junior Varsity Basketball Team, and he has been on the All A Honor Roll during his entire high school career. Samuel is a member of the National Duke TIP 7th – 12th Grade Talent Search and a member of the Honor Society.
Samuel attended the Mississippi School for Math and Science Summer Enrichment Camp in 2015. While in attendance, he took courses in Convergent Media, Introduction to Robotics, and Engineering & Teamwork. The Convergent Media course allowed him to get experience in news reporting and video editing. The students also watched a live WCBI production and assisted with content that was later shown on WCBI (Columbus, MS).
In 2015 and 2016, Samuel attended the Bulldog Bytes Summer Camp: Cyber Dawgs I (an NSA-funded GenCyber camp located at Mississippi State University) and learned about cyber security, entry-level programming, and robotics. In 2016, he participated in a media camp at Camp Meeting which was held at Oakwood University. Samuel was taught the basics of producing a show as part of a class.
Samuel volunteers as a co-host of “Listen 2 Our Teens” which is the birth-child of Focus on Natural Health Education Community Development Incorporated (a non-profit organization located in Jackson, MS). Samuel has also spent several years volunteering as a server during the annual Thanksgiving dinner for the inmates at the West Point correctional facility in West Point, MS. In November 2018, he volunteered to assist the SCC Central Alabama Women’s Ministry with assembling and delivering shoeboxes for the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child project. In October 2018, Samuel also volunteered at the Lintonia Chapel SDA Church’s Community Service Food Pantry in Yazoo City, MS.
Over the years Samuel sang with the Ephesus SDA Church Youth Choir. He currently sings with the Central Alabama Youth Federation Choir and Jesus Crave which is the youth mass choir of the South Central Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. He also regularly attends Campmeeting and Youth Federations. In 2018, Samuel attended Youth Congress.
Samuel, his Father (Michael), and mother (Shondolyn) are members of Ephesus SDA Church in Birmingham, Alabama where he currently serves as a Camera Operator on the church’s Audio Visual team. Upon graduation, Samuel chose to attend Mississippi University for Women (admitting men since 1982), which is also know as “The W”. He is majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems.