The Odierno Law Firm is pleased to announce that a local student, Sydney Anastasia, has been selected as the recipient of its 2023 Brianna Liebeck Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was offered as a way to honor Brianna’s memory and to help a female student-athlete in Suffolk or Nassau County with some of the financial burdens of college. Sydney will receive a $15,000 scholarship for tuition and fees.
Please join us in congratulating Sydney! If you know a high school senior interested in applying for this scholarship, applications for the 2024 Brianna Liebeck Memorial Scholarship are now open.
Meet Our Winner: Sydney Anastasia
A 2023 graduate of Westhampton Beach High School, Sydney has been accepted to The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. At Ohio State, Sydney plans to study Biology as part of a pre-health track. She has been accepted in the Pre-Health Professionals Living Learning Community at Ohio State, where she will be surrounded by peers who are also committed to working in the healthcare field. She has a particular interest in working as an occupational therapist with pediatric patients.
Sydney graduated with honors from Westhampton Beach High School, with a final GPA of 96.4. She was a volleyball player for Westhampton Beach and was awarded All-County Academic and All-League by the Suffolk County Volleyball Coach Association. She also received the Long Island Radio Broadcasting Thomas Cutinella Service Award for acts of kindness, selflessness, and improving lives. She also earned the NYS Attorney General Triple “C” Award for courage, commitment, and character. While at Westhampton Beach, Sydney was a member of the National Honor Society and the Science, Mathematics, and World Languages Honor Societies.
In addition to being a standout student and athlete, Sydney is a cancer survivor who has used her experience as a pediatric cancer patient to help others. At age 9, Sydney was diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. After 5 months of grueling treatments, she was able to carry a banner that said “Survivor” at the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Event. When she was well enough, she resumed sports, playing soccer, basketball, volleyball, and softball year-round. By high school, she narrowed her focus to volleyball, where she excelled.
When Sydney started high school, she knew that she wanted to give back. Together with her friends, she started a childhood cancer awareness club that raised over $13,000 to help kids with cancer. Sydney organized and hosted fundraising events, and ultimately presented the club’s work to the Board of Education. At the start of her senior year, the Board approved the WHB Golden Canes as an official school club. Taking this extra step will ensure that the Golden Canes will continue to do the work that Sydney started – and will continue to help kids with cancer in and around Suffolk County.
Sydney truly emphasizes the spirit of Brianna Liedeck, and we are proud to award her this scholarship in Brianna’s honor. Congratulations, Sydney, and best of luck at Ohio State!
About The Odierno Law Firm
The personal injury lawyers of Odierno Law Firm have more than 150 years of combined experience helping people throughout Long Island. Our firm represents individuals who have been hurt by the negligence or carelessness of others in personal injury, wrongful death, and workplace injury cases. For each claim, our attorneys fight to help our clients achieve maximum compensation – and justice.
If you have been injured in any type of accident, The Odierno Law Firm is here for you. Reach out to us today at 631-994-1918 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation with a Long Island personal injury attorney.
The Odierno Law Firm, P.C., a personal injury firm serving the residents of Long Island, has been dedicated to helping the wrongfully injured recover the compensation that they deserve for the past 30 years. The legal team at our firm handles a wide variety of injury cases such as: auto accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death and many more! Our firm understands how devastating it can be to suffer a serious injury at the hands of a negligent party or individual, and for this reason, we do whatever we can to help our clients obtain the justice that they are looking for. If you have been involved in an accident and you believe that someone else is responsible for causing your injuries, do not hesitate to contact an experienced lawyer from our firm today. We offer a free consultation to anyone that is looking for answers.