TCDS Alumni: Where Are They Now?
A big thank you to Sydney’s mother Adrienne who wrote the following “Where Are They Now?” for her daughter:
Sydney “Syd” went to TCDS from 2nd to 8th grade. She loved every year there and was involved in Choir, Drama, Orchestra, NJHS, ACE, Student Government and many other clubs and groups while she was there!
After TCDS, Sydney went to University High School. Along with the rigorous AP/Honors coursework, Sydney was in Drama all four years and on the Intermediate Dance team for three years. She was in “Hello Dolly” as part of the ensemble her Freshman year (although she did get a call back for a main part!), and she was the Student Director for “Mary Poppins” during her Junior Year, and she even danced as a chimney sweep! Sydney also had many roles in performances in her Drama class, and was a Drama Club officer her Senior year. In Dance, she designed the artwork for their team apparel two years in a row!
Outside of school, Sydney has always been very involved in the community. She volunteered for a local food pantry after school one day a week, served in nursery at church and also helped with younger classes at Live Theatre Workshop – where she also took classes herself in the Junior Players group. Sydney has also performed and taught in Musical Bootcamp at church (a summer youth program), been a part of worship team and served three summers in a row on domestic missions’ trips. The summer of her Senior year, Sydney was even chosen as a student leader! She has also come back to help as a leader in the middle school group at church.
Sydney is currently continuing her education at University of Arizona in the College of Engineering, with a full scholarship! She is even living on campus! Her major will be Biomedical Engineering. She has joined a leadership group called Blue Chips and is part of the Engineering Leadership community at her dorm. She hopes to pursue a career working to improve medical imaging.
The picture of Sydney shows her wearing her Beads of Courage. Sydney was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect and had open heart surgery at 4 years old. Each bead on the strand represents a procedure, doctor’s visit, blood draw, etc. This is one of the main reasons she has chosen the career field she is pursuing.
WOW Sydney – you are one strong young woman. Congratulations on all of your achievements! We are proud of you!