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Sydney Sims biography: 10 things about Nashville, Tennessee native

Sydney Shere Sims was a native of Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States. Here are 10 more things about her:

  1. She was born in Nashville to Decotus Sims and Gaea Thompson.
  2. She grew up in Nashville with her twin sister Taylor Sims. They have three other sisters namely Zoe Smith, Shayne Thompson and Dakota Sims.
  3. In 2004, she was baptized at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Nashville.
  4. On November 23, 2012, she scored her first 1,000 points as a basketball player.
  5. In 2013, she graduated from the Nashville School of the Arts.
  6. In 2015, she received an associate’s degree from Chattanooga State Community College in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee.
  7. She received a basketball scholarship and attended the College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama, USA. She was in the dean’s list in fall 2020.
  8. In spring 2021, she was in the dean’s list at Tuskegee University.
  9. During the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which started in 2020, she served as an essential worker at the Rule Out Unit at Vanderbilt University in Nashville and served in other healthcare roles such as a phlebotomist, medical assistant and applied behavior analysis therapist.
  10. On August 20, 2022, she drove a Nissan Juke that hit a Hyundai Elantra driven by Kelona Hudson, 20, of Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee in Nashville. Both she and Hudson were killed in the car crash. She was 27. She was supposed to start the emergency medical service program at Motlow State Community College in Lynchburg, Moore, Tennessee in September 2022.

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