Lydia, a National Merit Commended Scholar graduated in the top 10 of her class and was a member of National Honor Society. She attended Tennessee’s Governor's School for the Humanities in the summer of 2011. A lover of the arts, Lydia was captain of her school's dance team, having been on the team since 6th grade. She also helped younger dancers, giving private lessons and even working as assistant coach for the middle school team. Her senior year, she received the Go-Getters award for excellence in development as a dancer.