WATCH: Titusville Grad Sydney Aitcheson Continues to Make a Difference, Running for Class President at Florida A&M University
By Steve Wilson // February 16, 2021
'student activist and leader'
WATCH: Sydney Aitcheson, a Titusville High School graduate and sophomore at Florida A&M University, talks with Steve Wilson in the latest edition of “Sit Down with Steve.” Aitcheson talks about running for junior class president, her involvement with the Florida A&M University NAACP, and much more in this exclusive interview.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – When Sydney Aitcheson was a middle school student at Andrew Jackson Middle School in Titusville, she was a two-time class president.
When she was a student at Titusville High School, she was senior class president. And now Aitcheson, a sophomore at Florida A&M University, is running for president of the Junior Class.
Since arriving in Tallahassee, Aitcheson has made her presence known and is currently a member of the Florida A&M University NAACP.
Aitcheson recalls her family and friends back home being active in the NAACP, and she said her involvement with the NAACP in college is “something I wanted to do to make them proud.”
She calls herself a “student activist and leader,” and sees her association with the NAACP as a perfect fit for her leadership skills. After initially holding the title of entertainment chair, she is currently 1st vice president.
Aitcheson is also the public relations chair of the Class Cabinet. Members of the Class Cabinet use their leadership skills to promote togetherness among their classmates, answer questions, plan events, etc. It is a position that Aitcheson really enjoys.
The “SBA,_Scholarships” is a scholarship program founded by Aitcheson during the pandemic. Named after herself, Sydney Brooke Aitcheson, and started with her personal funds, the scholarship program is designed to help students in financial need.
The first scholarship awarded was in the amount of $500 and the next one will be $1,000.
When asked why she continues to involve herself with so many different clubs and organizations, Aitcheson says, “all of my life I have been a leader.” She went on to say that “I want to be the voice for those that don’t have a voice.”
The election for class president at Florida A&M University will be held on February 23, 2021. With her background qualifications, her drive and determination to help others, her leadership skills, and her many more positive attributes, do not be surprised if Sydney Aitcheson is the next president of the junior class at Florida A&M University.
The old saying, “the more things change, the more they stay the same,” holds true for Aitcheson. She may be in a different environment now, but she continues to be the same Sydney; a true leader with unlimited potential, making a difference.