Jaeda graduated from Aberdeen Hall Preparatory School and obtained Honor Roll standing from Grade 7 to 12 and in Grade 12 was awarded with the Cambridge Leadership Award. She was the leader of events for the student council and was the nominee for the Language 12 award in Grade 11.
Jaeda has been a high level athlete her whole life and had a passion for volleyball when she started Grade 7. She began as the worst player on the team and was the only one who couldn’t get her serve over the net. The next year, she was cut from the team, however, this motivated her to work harder than ever. With dedication and hard work, she made the A team in Grade 9 and was chosen to attend the International Children's Games in Taiwan. By the time Grade 12 came Jaeda had the honor of being named the Captain of the UBCO Jr.Heat Women’s Volleyball team and the Captain of the Senior Varsity Girls’ Volleyball team at Aberdeen Hall Preparatory School. She led her high school volleyball team to the finals at Provincials where they won a Silver medal, which was the first ever team medal for Aberdeen Hall. Jaeda was also awarded a First Team Provincial All-Star, won MVP for Senior Girls’ Volleyball, and was nominee for Female Student Athlete of the Year. With the UBCO Jr.Heat they placed 4th at Provincials and were Gold medal recipients at Club Nationals.
In beach volleyball, Jaeda and her partner were chosen to attend the U18 BC Summer Games when they were 16 and were a part of Team BC Beach Volleyball Development. At the High School Beach Open, Jaeda and her partner won Gold in 2017, Bronze in 2018 and Silver in 2019 for Aberdeen Hall. Jaeda played in her first professional beach volleyball tournament when she was 15 years old.
Jaeda had several offers from schools across the World to come play for their volleyball team in university, however, in Grade 12 she suffered from three concussions and decided to stay close to home. She received a late offer from UBCO Women’s Volleyball to come to their training camp, however, she decided to retire from indoor volleyball and focus on her academics. She still plays in the Volleyball BC indoor leagues, which is a great way to keep advancing her skills and keeping her love for the game alive. Jaeda is currently playing amateur/professional beach volleyball during the summer season. She has attended the World’s largest beach volleyball tournament in Seaside, Oregon and traveled as far as California to play in the BNVE showcase twice and train with high level coaches.
The skills Jaeda has learned from Grade 7 to 12 in the field of academics and sports have provided life long learning skills with regards to what it takes to reach her highest potential and goals. It’s very difficult to do this without solid commitment, drive and determination. Her academic, athletic and community achievements have taught her how to achieve her highest potential and she is living proof that no matter what challenges you have in your way, you can do anything you set your mind to! Jaeda's hearing loss has affected her throughout her life in many positive and negative ways that push her to work harder than her peers to gain the same level of success.
Jaeda is looking forward to graduating as a Mechanical Engineer with the Option of Biomedical Engineering and continuing to consider what her options are whether she goes on to do her Masters in Architecture or another Engineering related field, and possibly obtain a PhD.