By Danielle Scott Posted March 10, 2023
When coaches and teachers tell you about Jada Matheny, they always say that she seems very quiet but when it comes to showing off her skill on the court, in the classroom, and in her everyday life she always leaves her mark. People always remember her kindness and the energy she brings every day.
“I love coaching Jada, she’s very coachable,” said softball coach Austin Mayo. “She listens, she always tries to make changes and she always brings a positive attitude.”
Matheny has been playing softball and volleyball for years and she has been on varsity since junior year. She also excels in all of her classes and anything that she puts her mind to. In addition to hobbies she picks up in her free time, Matheny works with her family at their small business, Shoreline.
“I started playing volleyball and softball because I just enjoyed playing with all the girls I grew up with,” said Matheny. ”I like to challenge myself, so it was a nice way to push myself and see what I can do.”
Matheny listens with her full attention and pays respect to everything that can make her a better player and a better person no matter how small the impact may be.
“The more and more she saw the field, the more and more confident she got, and with her confidence came the skills she already had,” said Mayo. “She was more willing to take chances to take risks, and overall that just helps her be a better player.”
Choosing to face challenges rather than back down is part of what makes Matheny resilient and quick thinking. She does not turn her back when the difficulty is greater, she faces it head-on and with a smile.
“I’ve learned how to be a team player and I’ve learned about myself too, like what my strengths and weaknesses are,” said Matheny.
Sports play a big role in her life, however, Matheny still values what her hobbies, family, friends, and experiences have to play in her life, and who she has grown into.
“I love to read and I’ve actually started to learn how to crochet recently, I love watching TV it’s one of my favorite things, and I like baking,” said Matheny.
Most people can only focus on one or two different hobbies, however, Matheny is constantly willing to challenge her skills and her abilities to branch out into different sports and activities.
“I feel like I just have a lot of free time so I was trying to find things I could occupy myself with,” said Matheny. “I started reading and I loved that and then I tried baking and I like that because It challenged me.”
Matheny has become a remarkable athlete, student, friend, and worker, all of which will direct her on her new path after high school. She is very excited to pursue the next chapter of her life.
“I’m planning on going to Boise State University and I want to get a bachelor’s degree in elementary education,” said Matheny.
Though her time at Lowry is coming to an end, she still counts on the little things and reminds herself of the memories she has made with the people she makes smile every day.
“Just experience everything, go to all of the pep assemblies,” said Matheny. “Go to all of the activities after school just do everything because you won’t be able to do it ever again.”
Every story must come to an end, but the reality is that Jada Matheny will continue to do great things and write new chapters to inspire others and develop her skills. Even when the rush of the student sections and the adrenaline of her sports are in the past, she will always find something new to entertain and test herself with.