My Journey Jaiden Herald

My Past

My family is the best part of me. I am incredibly blessed and grateful for them. They are the reason I am where I am today.

My Friends

My friends have always been one of the does important parts of my life. They make me a better person. They become family. I absolutely love them. They are such a blessing.

School and Sports

School and sports are two of the largest parts of my life. School is incredibly important to me. I have always worked to maintain a 4.0 and achieve in my studies. Since as far back as I can remember I have been involved in basketball. I love the game and all that comes with it.

My Present

My present still very much involves my family, friends, faith, sports, and school.

My Family

My family is still my greatest blessing. They are the most important people in my life.

My Friends

Over the years, my friend group has changed a lot. I have made some of the most incredible friends. They mean everything to me. They are such a blessing. I am continuously grateful for them in my life. My friends are amazing people that care and love with all of their hearts.

" Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them." - Anna Taylor


Basketball has always been a part of my life. I have played for over 8 years in both competitive and school basketball. I love the game and all that comes with it. Basketball has taught me dedication, commitment, teamwork, hard work, work ethic, love, and perseverance. I was told I would never play the game again due to an MCL tear and sublimed patella. I chose to push through the pain and the injury to continue playing. I have never regretted that decision. I love the game.

"My knee may never be the same, but neither will my determination." - Lindsay Vonn

School and Extracurriculars

I am still incredibly invested in my education. I have a 4.0 and plan to maintain that through my educational career. I am participating in Sunshine, SADD, FFA, basketball, 4-H, French club, student council, and I am class secretary.

My Faith

As Philippians 4:13 says, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

First Semester

This first semester of freshman year has been filled with many triumphs, challenges, hard work, friendship, achievements, set backs, and lots of knowledge and learning. This first semester was a big adjustment. I am taking sophomore classes as a freshman and they are quite challenging. I enjoy a challenge but it is a lot of work. I have also learned a lot about balance. Balance is key when it comes to school, clubs, and sports. Time management, hard work, teamwork, and work ethic have also been prominent lessons this semester. All in all my first semester was very rewarding and full of education.

My Future

  • Graduate high school with a 4.0
  • Continue to play basketball throughout high shcool
  • Get into the college of my choice
  • Graduate college
  • Become a physical therapist or athletic trainer
  • Starting a family
  • Being happy and healthy

Advice for the Class of 2021

  • Always work your hardest.
  • Try your absolute best.
  • Time management is incredibly important. With school, sports, and clubs you have to manage your time well.
  • Let things go. One bad grade or one bad game won't kill you. Don't dwell on mistakes. Move on and make up for it.
  • Chase your goals and make opportunities for yourself.
  • Get in with a good group. Find people that make you the best version of you. Find friends that support, believe in, care about, help, and love you.
  • Use your resources. You have lots of them, use them to the best of your ability.
  • Never procrastinate and don't get behind.
  • School and your education has to come first.
  • In whatever you do, do it with all of your heart. Show dedication, commitment, and work ethic.
  • Don't slack off, ever.
  • Go for what you want. Work hard and go whats best for you.
  • You will be fine. Don't worry or stress. Do your best and work hard. You'll get there.

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