If you haven’t seen her cheerleading then you’ve probably seen Sidney Beaver doing good for others in Student Council and now with graduation just around the corner, Beaver is gearing up for college life at Sam Houston State University.
Beaver started cheering at a young age and has stuck with it all through high school.
“I started with competitive cheer and I have been in it ever since,” she said. “It’s just something where I have a group of friends all the time and it’s something I’ve always loved to do.”
As a member of Student Council, Beaver enjoys helping others — something she plans to continue as a career.
“I’ve helped with ‘Click It or Ticket It’ stuff around the school, food drives, blood drives and the Angel Tree for the holidays,” she said. “It’s really cool to be involved in.”
After high school Beaver will attend Sam Houston in Huntsville to study criminal justice.
“I want to help people,” she said. “I see on the news all these police officers that people hate and I just want to help and show people that not all officers are bad.”
When asked about her career goal Beaver referenced the popular TV show Criminal Minds — which follows an FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit and the crimes they solve. That’s what she wants to do, study people’s behavior in the FBI.
Moving four hours away won’t be easy for Beaver, who said she will miss her hometown.
“I’ll definitely miss all my friends and a lot of my teachers have practically become family through the years so I’m really going to miss them,” she said. “It’s going to be really hard to be somewhere where I don’t know a single person.”
Beaver said two big inspirations in her life have been her mother and older sister.
“My older sister is like my best friend, she’s four years older than me, I’ve always looked up to her and she’s always helped me,” she said. “And then my mom because she’s always done everything for me. Growing up she was a single parent with me, my sister and my brother and she’s just given us everything and I’m trying to repay her by going to college.”