Senior Spotlight: Sydney Cossitt

Piedmont senior, Sydney Cossitt, would like to go into the computer programming industry. She hopes to attend UNC-Charlotte or Gardner-Webb.

Sydney has been a Pop-Warner competition cheerleader for thirteen years and has been a competition coach for 1 year. She loves this sport and everything it has taught her over the years. She says, “I love to cheer and put in hard work to provide judges, parents, audience members, and especially my coaches a great performance. I have learned how to be a leader, a team player, and gained a work ethic from cheerleading. Another sport I grew up doing was martial arts. I received my first degree black belt in 2017. Working hard and putting in the practice to get to each step before my black belt taught me my individuality and independence. Martial arts helped me to be more outgoing. These two sports have helped shape me into the person I am today.” Sydney’s hard work earned her two national placings at a national cheerleading competition. She’s also earned her 1st degree black belt. She has lettered in both Varsity Volleyball and Varsity Soccer twice. With volleyball and soccer, she earned a scholar-athlete award from the NCHSAA.

When asked about her favorite class, she shares, “I just so happened to have the pleasure of taking it for a whole year! In American History Honors, Mrs. Starnes made every day and every lesson so enjoyable and knowledgeable. I never cared for history until I had Mrs. Starnes, she made history into something students can be excited about and everyone can understand.”

Sydney’s advice for rising freshman is, “If you don’t think something is going to benefit you and your life, let it go! Stay on top of your grades and your assignments from the get go, it makes your life easier. Finally, have fun and EXPERIENCE life.” Sydney is an easy going student, who is a team player with a wonderful attitude. Sydney is the portrait of a Piedmont graduate.