A Night for Heroes 2013: Sam Bellett
When Sam Bellett woke up that dark summer morning, his future couldn’t have been much brighter.
He had just turned 16 and was a week away from starting his junior year in a rigorous academic program at Mandarin High School. He had recently earned a spot on the cross country team and was on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts.
At about 6:15 a.m. Aug. 18, 2011, it all came to an abrupt halt.