Every once in a while, we are fortunate to meet an athlete who is representative of the title character athlete. Jenna Smith is a Grade 12 student at Dundas Valley and her athletic capabilities are beyond question. She has played a number of sports in her four-year high school athletic career.
She has been a stand out athlete in soccer, cross country, track and field, touch football, volleyball and water polo. It is on the track where she has excelled, competing in nine Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations finals over the past three years, winning three bronze and one silver medal, both individually and as part of relay teams.
Smith has also represented the school internationally through her efforts on the track. However, it is as a leader that her strengths can truly be seen as she exemplifies quality characteristics that make her an absolute pleasure to coach. Her dedication, work ethic and skill as an all round natural athlete make her a deserving recipient of character athlete of the week.
Jenna has contributed so much to the DVSS athletic program, not only as a team player but also by her commitment to the Girls Athletic Association program. Her athletic success and excellent marks have earned her a track and field scholarship to the University of Guelph next year. The Gryphons are fortunate to gain an incredible person.
Jenna Smith has a bright future ahead of her. She truly is a superstar.