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Sydney Jackson '20 is CDH's Athena Award Winner

By Staff, 04/08/20, 12:45PM CDT


Each spring, high schools across St. Paul nominate an outstanding female athlete for the Athena award. This year, the luncheon that was scheduled for April 22 had to be canceled. We continue to be extremely proud of Sydney Jackson '20, CDH's Athena Award winner!

Her accomplishments at CDH have been extensive:

5 Letters, 1 All-Conference, 2 All-Conference Hon. Mention, Two-Time State Participant, Team Academic Gold, Two-Time Conf. Champion, Two-Time Section Champion, Team Captain

Track and Field 
4 Letter, 7 All-Conference, 3 All-Conference Hon. Mention, 3 Time All-State, 3 Time Conference Champions, 3 Time All State (2 individual 1 relay team), 2 Time Academic All-State, 3 Year Captain

School Activities Other Than Sports
National Honor Society

Volunteer Community Participation
Feed My Starving Children, Second Stork Project Home (Homeless Shelter), Blood Drive, Empty Bowls, Leap Forward for Children, Seward Montessori School, Triple Threat Girls Basketball Camp.

Scholastic Achievements
National Honor Society, Presidents Honor Roll All 4 years all trimesters, Carondelet Student Leadership Award, Ann Bancroft Award, Perry Initiative Participant, 2 Time Student of the Month, Distinguished Student Award.

While she has achieved many things during her time at CDH, her strength of character also makes her stand out.

"Humility is one of the most important qualities an individual can possess," said Art teacher Martha Thornton '99, one of Sydney's recommenders. "Sydney Jackson has the reputation of being good at everything that she attempts. One thing that people might not be aware of is the hours and hours she puts into all of her successes, or how she composes herself when she falls just short. Always - and I mean always - with class, grace and lots of style."

In the fall, Sydney will be attending Concordia St. Paul, where she will continue to run track. She plans to major in nursing with a minor in Spanish. Congratulations, Sydney!