Every January, CES — originally called the Consumer Electronics Show — draws 4,000 exhibitors to Las Vegas. Over 180,000 of the biggest names in technology and electronics — the industry’s movers and shakers — roll out new products, pitch ideas, schmooze and party.
Virtually none of them are high school sophomores.
Then again, few 10th graders are Sam Gold.
Posting as Sam Henri, he’s a content creator and social influencer. Sam’s more than 11,000 YouTube subscribers love his unique take on all things techs.
He’s high enough on the food chain that Google sent a web router. Other companies regularly offer new products to review.
Still, that hardly guaranteed him a spot in the very adult/professional world of CES.
But — with the help of his Staples video production teacher Justin Nadal — Sam snagged coveted press credentials.
At school, Sam has already earned a great reputation with his “Good Morning Staples” tech reports. He writes, edits and creates videos as easily as you or I flick a light switch. Here’s his preview of CES:
Last week, Sam headed west.
What goes on in Vegas usually stays there.
Except for CES. Here’s Sam’s first video, posted yesterday:
Today, Sam is back in Westport. He’s studying for midterms.
But it’s clear he’s going places.
And far beyond Nevada.