Camp Lejeune GLOBE
Camp Lejeune, NC | May 4, 2018
Representing Lejeune High School on the national level, senior standout Jayda Bodine was recently awarded the North Carolina High School Athletic Association William Clary Medal Scholarship. A recipient of this scholarship competes in two or more varsity sports and is well versed outside of the sporting world by volunteering in the community and partaking in extracurricular activities.
“Jayda has a very nurturing and calming personality, but can also be very competitive,” said Debra Bryant, athletic director at LHS. “When walking around the school, you can see her in health sciences. If you go to career practicum and the library, she is there. She has won the Presidential Volunteer Service Award by performing over 250 hours of community service for this year.”
Bodine is now representing her school and the MCB Camp Lejeune community with the recognition from the NCHSAA with the scholarship she has been awarded.
“Jayda is going to be missed because she helps, encourages and mentors the girls for each sport and academically as well as if they need help on the bus or after practices,” said Bryant. “She always has kind words of encouragement before practice and she always holds her head up high. She expects her teammates to do the same. No matter what the score is for a game, the effort level never drops.”
Bodine plays for the volleyball team in the fall then moves into basketball season throughout the winter time and finishes the school year in the spring with softball season.
“From a very young age, my parents told me to always give 110 percent whatever we do,” said Bodine. “My brothers and I growing up always went outside playing whatever sport we could. (Participating in more than one sport) is where my comfort zone is, which helps me actually stay calm throughout a stressful school year. I am very thankful and honored to receive the scholarship.”
In her time as a basketball player at LHS, Bodine scored 13 points per game in her 45-game career while crashing the glass hard bringing in seven rebounds per game. Regardless of what the stats show, the leadership inside and outside of the classroom is what Bodine will be truly known for.
“My teammates have helped me out this year by working hard in practice and games,” said Bodine. “We have definitely come a long way as a team. From a very young age, I have enjoyed taking charge, becoming a leader on and off the court. I tried to help teach my teammates and help those learn the game during practice.”
Bodine plans to attend East Carolina University next year to study biology and be part of the weight-lifting team in college. For now, Bodine gets to finish off her softball career and walk across the stage as a graduate of Lejeune High School