Fort Bend Christian Academy Announces Class of 2021 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Zoe Zamora
Sam Wadlington was named the Fort Bend Christian Academy Class of 2021 Valedictorian and Jakob “Jedi” Jones was named the Fort Bend Christian Academy Class of 2021 Salutatorian.
Sam Wadlington was named the Fort Bend Christian Academy Class of 2021 Valedictorian.

Sam Wadlington has attended Fort Bend Christian Academy (FBCA) for nine years and has been a member of a wide variety of school organizations, including National Art Honor Society, Rho Kappa Honor Society, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society, FBCA Boys Bible Study, FBCA Varsity Baseball and FBCA Basketball. He has served as president of the National Honor Society, president of Rho Kappa Honor Society and vice president of Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society.

Wadlington has earned recognition for his outstanding performance in his various activities. He is an AP Scholar with Honor and has won FBCA Outstanding Church History Student. During his time participating in Fine Arts, he received the 2018-2019 3-D Art Team State Champion Award and the 2018-2019 3rd place Individual 3-D Art Industrial Design Award. Athletically, he has been the recipient of TAPPS Baseball Academic All-State Award, FBCA Baseball Scholar-Athlete Award and FBCA Basketball Scholar-Athlete Award.

As part of Eagle Week, a service opportunity each spring in the upper school at FBCA, Wadlington has served his local community as well as communities overseas. Locally, Wadlington aided in the recovery efforts of Hurricane Harvey and assisted in clean-ups of local businesses. During his junior year at FBCA, Wadlington traveled to Timisoara, Romania, and partnered with the local House of Joy on a nine-day mission trip and ran a Vacation Bible School for deeply impoverished kids in the surrounding villages.

After obtaining a degree in Integrated Business and Engineering from Purdue University, he plans on pursuing a job with an industry titan in the Aerospace Engineering field, specifically NASA or SpaceX.

Sam Wadlington is the son of Mark and Marissa Wadlington.

Jakob “Jedi” Jones was named the Fort Bend Christian Academy Class of 2021 Salutatorian.

Jakob “Jedi” Jones has attended Fort Bend Christian Academy (FBCA) for 13 years and has been a member of a wide variety of school organizations, including Varsity Cross Country, Basketball, Varsity Track, Varsity Football, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society), Thespian Society, Eagle Ambassador, Computer Club, H Theatre I-IV, Science National Honor Society.

Jones has earned recognition for his outstanding performance in his various activities. He is a Commended National Merit Scholar, College Board National Hispanic Scholar, 1st Place in Nationwide ASL Honor Society Storytelling Competition (2018 Eric “Malz” Malzkuhn ASL Literature Competition), Scholar-Athlete award, Outstanding Theology Student Award, Outstanding Honors Chemistry Student Award, and Junior Escort for Class of 2020 Graduation.

As part of Eagle Week, a service opportunity each spring in the upper school at FBCA, Jones has served in Puerto Rico with Joshua Expeditions to paint an orphanage, the Dominican Republic with Doulos Discovery to build an amphitheater and paint, and Jamaica with Praying Pelican Missions to teach Sunday School to preschoolers and repair missionary house.

Within his community, Jones has also volunteered as a Kindergarten Sunday School teacher and an Usher at Sugar Creek Baptist Church in Sugar Land, Texas. During the quarantine period of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jones started a food drive called “Two Teen Guys Doin’ a Food Drive,'' where he collected canned and boxed goods and delivered them to Second Mile Missions.

After obtaining a degree in Engineering from Texas A&M University, he plans on pursuing a career in civil engineering with hopes of one day starting his own civil engineering firm.

Jedi Jones is the son of Jason Jones and Karen Marques.
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