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"Drive, discipline, responsibility, intelligence, and insight- the most appropriate encapsulation I can think of is “maturity”; that’s Sydney Tuff.


~Professor Jason Lancaster, Forsyth Technical Community College~





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Educational History

Current - Bachelor of Fine Arts: Studio Arts Major

  • Sydney is a third year honors student at University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.

  • Sydney was inducted into the Honor Society an academic and leadership organization.

  • Sydney receives a  full-ride academic scholarship to attend UNC- Chapel Hill.

  • Sydney has a 4.66 GPA and will graduate from high school at the age of 16.

  • Sydney is dual enrolled at Victory Prepatory Academy and Forsyth Tech Community College at 15.

  • Sydney attended Classical Conversations in Kernersville, North Carolina at 14.


  • At twelve years old, Sydney is an all academic scholar, with a 4.0 GPA in her high school classes.

  • Promoted from 7th to 9th grade per teacher recommendation, principal advisement and testing administrator.

  • Honored twice during 2015-2016 school year for high achievement academically through Homeschool Co-op, Central Triad Home Educators.

  • Named Academically Gifted student by NC public schools and began A-G classes in 2nd grade.


  • Duke TIP (early intellectual talent identification program) scholar since 4th grade.


  • Scores above 98% on end of grade standardized testing every year meaning competency in top 2% in country.


  • Scored 4's (highest level) every year in North Carolina End of grade testing in reading and math.


  • Has been on honor roll list every year of elementary and middle school.


  • Received "Integrity Award" for good character in 5th grade.



  • End of 6th grade, took placement test and scored mid 9th-10th grade in reading, language arts, comprehension and math.


  • Currently taking two foreign languages, Latin & Spanish. Is on track to graduate high school at 15/16 years old (2019).


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