Friends’ Central graduating senior Sydney Bennett is heading to St. Joseph’s University in the fall, and as a result of Sydney’s intelligence, hard work, confidence, and tenacity, she will attend the school on a full scholarship. Sydney is a recipient of the prestigious Ignatian College Connection (ICC) Scholarship, a full-tuition scholarship.
Described by Spanish teacher Mike Crauderueff as having “keen intellect, a tremendous work ethic, and an ability to connect her vibrant personality with others to make the world a better place,” Sydney has been a tremendous asset to the Friends’ Central community and a dedicated participant in the ICC program since ninth grade. Sydney explains, “The ICC program has been a great opportunity for me. From SAT prep to public speaking, participants get a chance to meet and connect with people from different backgrounds who live near you. I never thought [receiving a full scholarship] would actually happen; it is such a blessing to be able to attend for free.”
The ICC scholarship is awarded annually to only five high-achieving students committed to the ICC program who have achieved academic excellence and are leaders in their school and community.
Passionate about community service and about school admissions, Sydney has been a dedicated member of the Friends’ Central Student Admission Committee and has high hopes to participate in Admissions and service opportunities at St. Joe’s. “I’m in love with school admissions. I hope to work in their office to give tours next year. I also am big on community service. I couldn’t do as much as I wanted to in high school, so I’m excited to be able to reach out and participate in more in college next year and beyond.”
Crauderueff shares, “I am proud of all Sydney has accomplished at FCS. I have no doubt that in her future she will use her knowledge and experience, including both her Spanish talents and her service to her school, for the benefit of others.”
Sydney plans on majoring in biology at St. Joe’s, then attending med school. Congratulations, and good luck, Sydney!