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Senior Profile: Sydney Hayes




Class of 2017


Home district:
Menands Union Free School District

Post-graduation plans:
Sydney will enroll at Montclaire State University to major in Marketing and minor in Anthropology.

How did tech valley high help shape your future?
It gave me the opportunity to explore everything I'm interested in to narrow down my options, eliminate things I’m not interested in, and further discover my interests. If I didn't have that opportunity, I wouldn't know what I’m doing after high school. I-Term was obviously a big part of that. I did something different every year until I figured out what wanted to do. Tech Valley made it so different aspects of career readiness was rooted in our projects. It helped me discover what I’m good at.

What skills did you gain by coming here?
My strengths are collaboration and communication. Talking to professionals is something that comes really naturally to me now, and it has given me more confidence.

Any advice for underclassmen?
Take advantage of every opportunity you get, even if you’re unsure how it will benefit you. There are a lot of creative opportunities in the class projects, so don’t be afraid or reluctant to do them.

Senior Share:
I have been a tap dancer since I was two years old. I just had my last competition with Dance Dimensions on Railroad Avenue in Albany.


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