As Seen In: de Sales Sheet Magazine, Fall 2020 Edition
The graduating class of 2020 included 94 young men and women who now attend a variety of colleges and universities across the United States. In our annual Five Faces feature, de Sales Sheet readers get to know several of our youngest alumni who were nominated by faculty and staff as outstanding representatives of Mount de Sales Academy.
The Medal of Honor is the highest award given to a senior. The recipient epitomizes the spirit of Mount de Sales in his or her daily life and demonstrates a sense of compassion, mercy, and justice at the school, at church, and in the community.
Sydney Iuliucci attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School for elementary school and is a lifelong member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. It was here that she met Mr. Patrick Tunnell, who at the time led the youth group and is now an Upper School theology teacher. “Sydney really deserved the Medal of Honor because she is the model of what it is to be a Cavalier,” said Mr. Tunnell. “She goes beyond being just a good student, she is actually the model of a really good person. Sydney is going to do really great things for this world and for God.”
One of the defining experiences of Sydney’s high school career was serving on a week-long mission trip at St. Francis Inn in Philadelphia. According to Sydney, volunteering at the inn opened her eyes as she saw people struggle more than she could have ever imagined. She specifically recalls meeting several patrons who told her not to forget about them, and she hasn’t. That week of volunteering became one of the most memorable weeks of her life.
Sydney was a three-sport athlete for most of her time at MDS; she played volleyball, soccer, and basketball and loved being part of a team, engaging in competition, and seeing people in the stands. Sydney began playing soccer at age three and credits sports with breaking her out of her shell freshman year.
Sydney attends the University of Georgia and is a member of Delta Zeta sorority.
Mount de Sales Academy is a private Catholic school located in Macon, GA, and serves students in Bibb, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach and other surrounding counties. MDS is sponsored and inspired by the Sisters of Mercy. Since 1876, MDS has served a diverse college-preparatory community of learners—students and teachers alike—who are poised to discover, challenged to innovate, and motivated to serve.