2017 Contestant Spotlight: Sydney Saia

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Sydney is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is a sophomore majoring in mass communication with a focus in public relations, and minoring in business administration.

She is an active member of Kappa Delta Sorority as well as the Tiger Athletic Foundation and Sole Sisters at LSU. Sydney is also a Charles McClendon Scholar.

Sydney attended University Lab School, so she likes to say that she has been going to school on LSU’s campus for the past 15 years.

In 2012, she co-founded the nonprofit charity organization, 4TheKids, Baton Rouge Inc. with the dream of building the new OLOL Children’s Hospital in Baton Rouge. She is proud to say that the dream has become a reality. She says that today, “4TheKids is not only a fundraising charity organization benefiting OLOL Children’s hospital. We worked to help make a child’s hospital stay a little better through our purchase of a robot that can attend school or social functions for a child during their hospital stay. We have grown to be a teen based organization with a board of directors that promotes, enhances and teaches strong youth leadership skills.”

When she is not busy serving as the co-founder and Vice President of 4TheKids Baton Rouge, Inc., Sydney enjoys participating in Kappa Delta Sorority events, spending time with friends and family, traveling, serving as the Greek Ambassador for Studio7 Pilates, and interning for Dee Keller Design.

Sydney says that growing up on LSU’s campus gave her the dream of being Miss LSU. She wanted to participate in the pageant in order to share the honor of the title and make new friendships while advocating and serving others.

By participating in the pageant, Sydney hopes to learn new things about herself and meet new people. She hopes to fulfill her dream of becoming Miss LSU-USA and represent her University with pride.

She is looking forward to “leading by example, making the Miss LSU-USA title about others, promoting and proudly representing LSU in the Miss-Louisiana Pageant and never changing who I am.”

Sydney would love to use the Miss LSU-USA platform to promote the children of the Baton Rouge community who encounter illness and hospital stays. She would do this by advocating and offering opportunities and leadership roles to help children in the hospital through 4TheKids Baton Rouge, Inc. and the Children’s Hospital, as well as Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana/ America.

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