Sami was born on March 18th, 2003 in Birmingham AL. Her parents are Dennis and Katrina Hennings and she has 2 older sisters Savanna and Sierra.
She is a Senior at Victory Christian High School with a 4.0 GPA and she has a current ACT score of 32. She is a cheerleader, Softball player, Basketball player and member of several clubs including the Chapel Choir. She also plays “A” class travel Softball which carries her around the country.
Samantha has competed in the Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen (MALOT)competition for the past 3 years and is Currently Miss Hamilton’s Outstanding Teen. She will again repeat at the state competition this year where the awards include several thousand dollars in scholarship opportunities. MALOT includes fitness, evening gown, interview, and talent competitions and contestants must have a civic platform. Sami sings for her talent portion and her platform is “Just Breathe” initiated by Sami to help teens with anxiety and depression. She has contributed hundreds of dollars and gifts to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham.
Sami spends her time away from pageants and sports singing in local restaurants, writing songs, farming with her two ducks “Dum Dum” and “Dee Dee”, and wrestling her two cats “Mendez” and “Chaco” and her Morkie “Sebastian”.
Sami’s musical influences include Barbara Streisand, Adele, Demi Lovato, Reba, and many others and her taste is extremely varied. She has covered Lady Gaga, Carrie Underwood, and other pop and country singers.
Future plans for Sami include recording her first album and increasing her geographic footprint as well as her internet popularity.