Tenacity catapults Whiteside to top of her class

Sydney Whiteside didn’t get to be valedictorian of the Navarre High School Class of 2016 by taking it easy over the last four years.

“I did a lot of work, put in a lot of time and didn’t get a lot of sleep,” Whiteside said with a laugh in an interview Tuesday morning. “It was really about balancing everything because I played sports and had to learn to study for a test after getting home from Panama City at 11 p.m. It took a lot of dedication.”

The dedication paid off.

“I wasn’t expecting it but I guess I was kind of hoping I would be (the valedictorian),” Whiteside said. “It’s nice to know for sure.”

And it’s an honor that means a great deal.

Read the full article in the May 26 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe online to your community newspaper.


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