Spectrum News: University of Cincinnati Gen-1 student thrives after losing both parents

Sydney King is a 21-year-old third-year special education major who is on track to graduate

By the time Sydney King was 10 years old, she had lost both of her parents and was quickly dubbed by classmates as the “girl with no parents," begins a recent news feature about the UC student.

Now, the 21-year-old third-year special education major who is on track to graduate in 2022, is using her adversities to reach her dream and determined to change the lives of others like her. According to the article, she is among 25% of students who are considered first-generation students, breaking the mold in their families’ educational trajectory.

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