Community Service Initiative (CSI): A Place To Be (Theatre for the Disabled)
Scholastic/Career Ambition: Event Planner
Talent: Monologue - “I’m in There”
Sia Nyandemoh lives in Loudoun County in a small town called Lovettsville, where she attends Harmony Middle School as an 8th-grader. She has a love for reading, theatre, cross country, mixed-martial arts (MMA), competitive dance, and lacrosse. Sia currently holds straight As in all honors classes in school and serves as the Student Council President, Equity Ambassador, Choir section leader, and a leader in Fellowship for Christian Athletes (FCA). Sia looks forward to attending Woodgrove High School in the fall and aspires to become an event planner in the future.
Sia's Community Service Initiative is A Place To Be, based in Loudoun County. A Place To Be is a non-profit organization that serves disabled children, teens, and adults. A Place To Be focuses on providing an opportunity for those with disabilities to participate in theater and other forms of music. In looking for a cause to stand behind that would be important to Sia, she felt that A Place To Be chose her. Over the past couple of years, her love for theater has grown immensely as she has participated in and watched several Broadway and locally produced shows. Sia loves to see the joy that theater brings to the people around her and how that changes them for the better.
On the other hand, she has a passion for helping others, and with the number of students with disabilities that she comes across daily in her school, along with a few personal connections to peers with disabilities, she felt this would be a perfect fit. Sia wants to create an impact that comes from storytelling as well as help give opportunities to those who are disabled to shine. Sia wants to bring more awareness to students with disabilities, raise money for special needs, and demonstrate that the arts bring people together.