SYDNIe SINCLAIR | MISSOULA, MT
NOMINATED BY KIM SPURZEM
Sydnie Sinclair was born in Cut Bank, Montana and raised in Missoula, Montana. Since 6th grade she has been volunteering with Empower Montana, a non-profit organization that focuses on all of the "isms", (racism, adultism, ageish, sexism, ect.). For her senior project she threw a rodeo to raise awareness for the growing suicide rate in Montana. The open rodeo took place May 28th, 2017 in Drummond, Montana and featured custom belt buckles made by Montana Silversmith. To organize the rodeo, she partnered up with Empower Montana, American legion gold star post 125, veteran suicide and my high school rodeo team (Missoula County High School Rodeo Team). In addition to organizing the rodeo, she spoke at the Martin Luther King Jr. Rally about racism, emceed Diversity Day, and has lead numerous workshops with students and adults about bullying, being an ally and building bridges to come together. She plans to continue her work to make Montana a family by finding a middle ground where all can come together as one.