Sidney Cobb

McConnell Scholar, Class of 2019

    Frankfort, KY

    Western Hills High School, 2015


    Major(s): Political Science and History


    • University of Louisville Honors Scholar
    • Miss Cardinal Country 2016
    • National Merit Scholar

    Campus and Extracurricular Involvement

    • Relay for Life Executive Committee
        • 2015-2016 Volunteer Coordinator
        • 2016-2017 Chair of Ceremonies
    • Student Activities Board
        • 2016-2017 Vice Chair of Engaging Issues
    • Kappa Delta Sorority
        • 2016 Sisterhood Director
        • 2016 Standards Board Representative
    • I AM Louisville
        • Founding Member
    • Service Living Learning Community (2015-2016)
    • Moot Court Program

    Community Service

    • Kentucky Refugee Ministries Citizenship instructor (over 150 hours)
    • Habitat for Humanity
    • Relay for Life


    • Forward Strategy Partners political fundraising firm (Summer 2016)

    High School

    Sidney is a 2015 graduate of Western Hills High School, where she was a National Merit Finalist, National AP scholar with Honors and a 2014 Kentucky Governor’s Scholar. She was also President of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and The Student YMCA as well as a member of the dance team, a clarinetist in symphonic band, and the captain of the girls’ golf team. Sidney has participated in programs through the KYYMCA since sixth grade and has served as Justice for the KYA Supreme Court, won the outstanding advocate award in the judicial program, and has been awarded multiple speaker and ambassador recognitions. Sidney currently holds the title of the Distinguished Young Woman of Frankfort (formerly Junior Miss) and won the overall scholastics and overall interview awards as well as first runner-up at the Distinguished Young Women state program.

    Favorite Books and Quotations

    • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
    • 1984 by George Orwell

    "Love yourself first and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world." -Lucille Ball

    "There are many problems, but I think there is a solution to all these problems; it's just one, and it's education." -Malala Yousafzai

    BLOG - Sidney's reflections on life as a McConnell Scholar