Sierra Hicks is a 17-year-old senior at Delsea Regional High School in Franklinville, New Jersey.
She was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at 11 months old and has had her share of health challenges. But as she grew older her body grew stronger. So, in many respects she was a late bloomer. Her health impacted her school attendance and involvement in sports and other activities. Despite these obstacles she has performed well in her college preparatory coursework, even making the Honor Roll.
In 9th grade, Sierra decided that she would no longer allow her diagnosis to control her and joined the field hockey and step teams and was active until the schools closed in March, 2020 due to the pandemic.
Her other interests include photography, public speaking, politics, journaling, and all genres and eras of music. She regularly participates in Cystic Fibrosis awareness and fundraising efforts.
Last year she joined the Gloucester County Branch of the NAACP ACT-SO program and has enjoyed exploring new interests and expanding her knowledge in other subjects. She won the New Jersey state bronze medal for Original Essay.
She aspires to become a forensic psychologist combining her interest in criminology with her fascination of the mind and how it functions..