Sydney Cooke Wins Sophomore Special Election

Jamie Brown, Guest Contributor •

Over a two-day period in January, E&H students cast their ballots to elect a new Sophomore SGA senator in a special election. When votes were tallied, Sydney Cooke had been elected to fill this seat. Cooke is in her second year at Emory & Henry College and is majoring in English Literature, which she has almost completed in less than her two-year tenure here at E&H. Cooke said she “plans to pick up another major or minor” but is not yet sure of what that will consist of.

When Cooke graduates from E&H, her plans for the future are still up for debate, saying she plans to figure out her future when the time gets closer. Cooke said she thinks that teaching is something she would love to do, but also has interests in law and government, and even in the area of psychology dealing with the mental health aspect. As she closes in on her senior year at E & H, her plans with become more concise and clear.

Cooke is an Equestrian involved in eventing, a sport which requires the rider to participate in the disciplines of dressage, jumping, and cross country. Eventing competitions last three days and are extremely challenging for both horse and rider. As with everything in Cooke’s life, she is passionate, devoted, and diligent in doing her best.

Cooke is originally from Cornville, Maine and said she found E&H by chance.

Cooke is a sister of the Alpha Beta Chi Sorority. She said she loves her sorority sisters and is happy to participate in Greek Life. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, skiing, reading, and writing poetry. She plans to stay in the area for summer break this year and said “being so far away from home made me realize just how important getting connected truly is, which is one of the reasons I applied to the SGA.” While she is here over summer she hopes to be able to take in a little more of what makes this region and community so special, she said.

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