High School: Westview High School
College: University of San Diego
Sydney Pidgeon looks life in the eye and shares with it her widest smile. Her joy is not a result of denying challenges, but in stark contrast, comes from taking in tough realities, accepting, learning and becoming strengthened through forgiveness. This beyond-her-years maturity allows Sydney to take on the perspective of others and build connections whether as a leader of her volleyball, soccer or track teams or as a school representative. Sydney used her ability to seamlessly integrate her experiences with those of others to create one forceful voice for change in developing new approaches to district-wide drug and alcohol education. Sydney will undoubtedly infect others with her attitude of love as she studies at the University of San Diego.