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​Sydney Spencer, representing the Prince William County Fair, was crowned Miss Virginia Association of Fairs 2024 during their 106th conference.  Sharen Gromling, President of the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® is pleased to announce that Sydney will be a special guest at the upcoming springtime Festival event.
Sydney graduated from Christopher Newport University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre. She is a member of Alpha Psi Omega national theatre honor fraternity and Alpha Phi sorority. At CNU, she served as Director of Philanthropy for the Theta Phi chapter of Alpha Phi. A resident of Dumfries, Sydney graduated from the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at Colgan High School where she also excelled in athletics, earning first-team all-district honors in field hockey. She is pursuing a career in acting with a focus on television and film.
Sydney is a strong advocate for breast cancer awareness and women’s heart health, a passion deeply rooted in her mother’s remarkable journey as a cancer survivor. She has raised close to $15,000 for various women’s health initiatives, including access to free mammograms for low-income women in Virginia.
During her year of service, Sydney will travel across Virginia serving as the official ambassador for the Virginia Association of Fairs at many fairs and festivals.  She will also be the spokesperson for the Miss VAF community service program, “Read to Succeed” that, in just a few years, has collected over 55,000 books.  The VAF serves its members through representation, education, information, and direction which will enhance their productivity, economic viability, and administrative capability, thus enhancing the economic growth, development, and quality of life of Virginia communities.
Sydney will be attending many events during the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® on May 3 and 4.

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