From her fire twirling on the quad to her fancy footwork on the field, Orange Girl Meghan Sinisi captures the hearts of Syracuse fans young and old! Members of the social media team were able to snag an interview with the Orange Girl herself. Here’s your chance to get to know Meghan, right here on the SUMBlog!
I started twirling at 3 years old when my mom’s childhood baton coach moved back to Altoona. My mom sparked my interest in the sport, but over the years it has become something that has grown to be a part of who I am. I thank her every day for pushing me to get to where I am today!
What drew you to Syracuse?
Initially, I searched for colleges that would have an opening for a feature twirler in the Fall of 2013. I came across a YouTube video of Ashley Andrew, the former OG, and realized the timing would be perfect. After considering the caliber of academic excellence at SU, it became even more clear that Syracuse was where I wanted to go to school. It was my number one choice.
What’s your favorite thing about the SUMB?
I absolutely love the diversity of our marching band. It’s kind of a blessing in disguise to be your own “section” because I’ve seemed to be able make a connection with all the sections in the band, even though I don’t play an instrument. It’s really a special and exhilarating emotion when we all run out together for pregame at every football game, because that’s when everything comes together that we’ve all worked so hard on. That’s probably my favorite part.
What other organizations are you a part of on campus?
I’m a sister of the Phi Sigma Sigma sorority, a member of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society and National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and a partner in the Peer2Peer program for disabilities.
What do you like to do outside of band?
I really like to just enjoy any free time that I can take advantage of outside of school, work, and band! Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal are favorites of mine and naps are great too!
You have recently been involved with the Miss America Organization. Can you tell us more about that?
In the spring of 2015 I was Crowned Miss Liberty 2015 which is a local title that qualified me for the Miss New York competition in June 2015. at Miss New York, I was the non finalist talent award recipient. I still hold my title as Miss Liberty, but on November 8th I will be competing for the local title of Miss Syracuse 2016! The Miss America Organization requires each contestant to choose a platform to promote, and I chose to advocate for autism. My platform is called, “Different Pieces to the Same Puzzle: Raising Autism Awareness” and I really try to focus on inspiring acceptance for autism and personally working with families who are affected by it. My goal is to one day be crowned Miss New York and represent the state at the Miss America competition!