Jenna Bodie Named December 2006 Student of the Month
The faculty and administration of Community High School would like to congratulate Jenna Bodie for being chosen Student of the Month for December.
Jenna inherited her outlook on life from a softball coach who once told her that "you can be tall, short, fat, skinny, or deformed, but if you know what you want and you are willing to fly for it, there's nothing that can stand in your way." Jenna's coach spoke these words of wisdom to her to encourage Jenna to ignore outfielders routinely moving in on her each time she came to bat. Minutes later, she crushed a long ball over the heads of the opposing team and never looked back.
While a student at Community High School, Jenna's achievements have been numerous. She has received honors and awards for her involvement in National Honors Society, Excellence in Mathematics, and the Spanish Honor Society, she has been named an Illinois State Scholar, and counted among the Who's Who of American High School Students, and the Top Student Class of 2007.
Such achievement is often the product of committed involvement, and Jenna's involvement at Community High School has been exemplary. During her time here, Jenna has participated in Student Council, serving as a Class Representative during her Sophomore and Junior years and as Class President during her Freshman and Senior years. For Skills USA, Jenna worked as a publicist during her Junior year before becoming Vice President during her Senior year. Attending the State Finals, Jenna won first place in both Interior Design and Extemporaneous Speaking, and went on to attend Nationals for the latter. For two years she has served as a Wildcat Ambassador, she has been a member of NHS, and during her last year at CHS, she has enjoyed the role of Student Advisor to the CHS Foundation Board.
Jenna's involvement has extended far beyond the academic arena, as well. For three years she has played Varsity Softball, and for four years she has played Basketball, receiving awards for Academic All Conference and achieving Scholar Athlete status. Somehow, on top of all of this, she has also managed to volunteer her free time to her community by tutoring young children and making monthly trips to her local convalescent center to play bingo with senior citizens.
After high school, Jenna plans to attend the University of Minnesota. She has already been accepted by their Institute of Technology and plans to study engineering. She has also received an offer to walk-on to the University's Softball team from the team's head coach, but has not yet made up her mind. However, don't be surprised if she does decide to do it, because Jenna describes her life dream as playing "3rd base for the Women's USA Olympic Softball Team."
While defeating the world on the softball field, Jenna also imagines that she'll someday spend her downtime as "a superhero and save the world."
Congratulations, Jenna, on your accomplishments at Community High School. We are extremely proud of your tremendous effort and wish you continued success and good luck in the future.