Jade Stevenson, Coach, Family

Today, we were able to catch up with Mt. Healthy senior Jade Stevenson as she competed in the OHSAA Districts for bowling and learn about her story. Read below to learn about one of the many exemplary young students at Mt. Healthy City Schools.

For Jade Stevenson, bowling has been a part of her life for as long as she can remember. With a family history of bowling that goes back to her great grandparents, it's no wonder that Jade found herself drawn to the sport. Over the years, she has honed her skills and become an accomplished bowler, with numerous achievements and records to her name.

Jade has been bowling for 12 years, and in that time, she has accomplished a lot. One of her proudest achievements is making it to districts two years in a row. She is also the 4th place player in the Southwest Ohio Conference (SWOC) and earned 1st place in the ECC/SWOC Conference Tournament. Her hard work and dedication have paid off, and she is a role model for other young athletes.
Despite her success, Jade remains humble and focused on her team. She recognizes that her teammates have played a crucial role in her success, saying, “Teammates always keep people’s spirits up, lift each other up when they are down.” She also speaks highly of her coach, acknowledging that she has been a big help and has the best intentions.

Beyond bowling, Jade is also involved in other sports and activities. She is a member of the marching band and is playing volleyball. This season, she will be the manager for the boys' volleyball team. Her passion for sports is evident in everything she does, and she credits her love of competition to her family, who always pushed each other to be better.

Jade's favorite memory of her time at Mt. Healthy High School is making it to districts the last two years. She says she will miss the sports, memories, friends, and academics the most. But, she also recognizes that her time at Mt. Healthy has given her a strong foundation for the future.

In addition to her love of sports, Jade is also passionate about the environment. She will be going to college to study environmental engineering, and she hopes to make a difference in the world. It's clear that Jade has a bright future ahead of her, and her dedication to her passions will serve her well in all her future endeavors.

When it comes to pregame rituals, Jade keeps things simple. She takes deep breaths before each throw and shares a handshake with her teammates before the first throw. Her highest game was a 270, and she has set two records at Mt. Healthy for the high series in two games and the high series in three games, where she bowled a 627. These achievements are a testament to her hard work and dedication to the sport.

Jade was selected to the All-Star game in April, an honor that speaks to her skills and accomplishments as a bowler. For Jade, it's not just about the accolades. It's about the love of the game, the support of her teammates, and the joy of competition. She says, “I will always love Mt. Healthy and love the environment that it gives off.” With that kind of passion and dedication, it's clear that Jade Stevenson has a bright future ahead of her.

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