Jayden Jones

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High School
Edison High School


Nominated by
Angelo Sandoval
Jayden Jones's Teacher

Jayden is a student in my AVID Scholar Athletes Class. Commitment to service, leadership, and character are all cornerstones of our program. Jayden has committed several hours of community service in his 3 years as my student. One of my favorite memories is Jayden, a few classmates, and I working together to make lunch bags for the less fortunate. Not only did we created over 100 lunch bags but Jayden and I personally delivered those bags in my car all over south Stockton. In my class we have adopted the mantra “Nobody Cares. Work Harder” and have read numerous books on resilience by authors such as Jocko Willink, Ryan Holiday, and Jim Afremow. It is my belief that Jayden has taken the lessons from these readings and has applied them to his life. But Jayden has been able to maintain his high grades during these challenging times. Jayden is one that leads by example. For example, Jayden has stayed committed to training during the pandemic for both basketball and football should those sports happen this school year. In his spare time, Jayden also stays busy by helping his father with work and undertaking landscaping projects at his home and other neighborhood homes. Jayden is definitely a role-model to classmates during these trying times. I wholeheartedly recommend Jayden Jones for the Brookside Optometric Group scholarship. He is a prime example of student that demonstrates excellence in his daily endeavors in-school, through distance learning, on the court or field, and in the community.

Nominated by
Richard Lynch
Jayden Jones's Coach

It is with great enthusiasm in which I recommend Jayden Jones. I have known Jayden for 4 years now as an athlete and student. In that time, he has become one of my favorite players and students of all time because of his unselfish attitude, leadership ability, and work ethic. He is one of the hardest workers in our basketball and football programs. He manages to balance rigorous courses (3.4 GPA, ranked 131th in his class of 532 students), AVID, basketball/football practice, and community service by giving great effort to all and skimping on none.

Around the Edison campus Jayden is a leader, and is liked and respected by all students and staff. When he asked me to write him a letter of recommendation, my response was, “Absolutely! Not a problem. Thank you for representing our school so well!”

I highly recommend Jayden Jones. It could not go to a better young man.

 

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Guest - Ashlyn on Tuesday, 30 March 2021 06:21

Jayden is a great young man. I’ve watched him excel academically and athletically. He is very smart and has a good head on his shoulders. I believe he is very deserving of this scholarship.

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Jayden is a great young man. I’ve watched him excel academically and athletically. He is very smart and has a good head on his shoulders. I believe he is very deserving of this scholarship.
Guest - Greg Allen on Tuesday, 30 March 2021 11:35

Jayden is a very hard working young man with a relentless drive to want to push himself and others around him to be the best version of themselves if anyone deserves this it’s him!

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Jayden is a very hard working young man with a relentless drive to want to push himself and others around him to be the best version of themselves if anyone deserves this it’s him!
Guest - Mrs. Jones on Tuesday, 30 March 2021 11:46

I am so very proud of Jayden and his plans for his educational future! He is sure to do Great things!!!

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I am so very proud of Jayden and his plans for his educational future! He is sure to do Great things!!!
Guest - Ms. Sharon on Tuesday, 30 March 2021 16:30

Sharon,
Jayden Jones aka 6’7 is a very strong will person that has given him the skills to be a leader. He is an active listener, hard worker, very dependable, caring, willing to listen to others and incorporate their ideas in a group setting. He is a people persons that can deal with people from all walks of life. He is very nice, polite and loves volunteering in the community with helping younger men with their issues. He always ask for more to do when he has completed his task. He loves spending time with elderly people, playing games and reading. My vote goes for Jayden.

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Sharon, Jayden Jones aka 6’7 is a very strong will person that has given him the skills to be a leader. He is an active listener, hard worker, very dependable, caring, willing to listen to others and incorporate their ideas in a group setting. He is a people persons that can deal with people from all walks of life. He is very nice, polite and loves volunteering in the community with helping younger men with their issues. He always ask for more to do when he has completed his task. He loves spending time with elderly people, playing games and reading. My vote goes for Jayden.
Guest - Lynnette Daniels on Wednesday, 31 March 2021 10:28

Jayden has become one of the “top notch” aspiring young men around. He has enormous potential to make a positive impact on whatever he endeavors. He’s filled with strong moral fiber, has achieved academically and is an all around athlete. His personality exudes positivity and I’m excited to see him further excel and I completely support his efforts. He is most deserving of this scholarship.

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Jayden has become one of the “top notch” aspiring young men around. He has enormous potential to make a positive impact on whatever he endeavors. He’s filled with strong moral fiber, has achieved academically and is an all around athlete. His personality exudes positivity and I’m excited to see him further excel and I completely support his efforts. He is most deserving of this scholarship.
Guest - Mack Myles on Wednesday, 31 March 2021 14:52

I’ve seen Jayden grow from a small kid to an intelligent, responsible, respectful young man. He deserves all the good fortune coming his way. I know without a doubt, that he deserves this scholarship. Congratulations to his mom and dad for raising such a tremendous young man!!!

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I’ve seen Jayden grow from a small kid to an intelligent, responsible, respectful young man. He deserves all the good fortune coming his way. I know without a doubt, that he deserves this scholarship. Congratulations to his mom and dad for raising such a tremendous young man!!!
Guest - Roger on Thursday, 01 April 2021 16:22

Outstanding and deserving young man that has made positive impacts on his community through his volunteer work and his own athleticism.

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Outstanding and deserving young man that has made positive impacts on his community through his volunteer work and his own athleticism.
Guest - Kaylee Surrell on Friday, 02 April 2021 16:12

Jayden is an outstanding young man whose drive and perseverance is contagious to those who are in his presence. These characteristics not only show in school, but everywhere he goes such as on the sports fields or in church. He continues to amaze me with all of his abilities to succeed.

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Jayden is an outstanding young man whose drive and perseverance is contagious to those who are in his presence. These characteristics not only show in school, but everywhere he goes such as on the sports fields or in church. He continues to amaze me with all of his abilities to succeed.
Guest - Dr. Marilyn Saulsberry on Sunday, 04 April 2021 12:16

It is with great joy and honor to present to some and introduce to others Jayden Jones. I have known him for seventeen years. In that time I have known him both in professional capacity and in various social situations.

In my observation that as a student he enjoys helping and assisting his classmates and teammates with their work in study hall. He's intelligent, intellectual an outstanding athlete, and a great leader; performing his duties with the utmost efficiency and ability. Jayden is innovative and dynamic in the classroom.

Whether as an elected officer of the Student Council, Editor of the Yearbook, Editor of the school newspaper, or organizer of a myriad of school activities, Jayden has always been a responsible, enthusiastic, and competent young man, anxious to help, of uprightness, and one with the unique ability to admit his mistakes and learn from them.

Jayden is a man of God, not just at church, but in the community. He believes a man of God should possess and demonstrate the characters of lovingness, kindness, humbleness, goodness, and cheerfulness.

Jayden, as a coach for a community boys basketball team, infuses them with tremendous motivation and instill an appetite for the joy of learning. He aids without reprimand, corrects without disparagement, and teaches by example.

Socially, I know Jayden to be a person of moral principles, dignity, integrity, and someone who can handle any situations. He is bright, inquisitive, and multi-talented. He has a gentle and delightful sense of humor.

Perhaps it is an indication of his personality and proficiency that he is respected and poplar with faculty and students alike.

It is without reservation that I recommend Jayden Jones for the scholarship.

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It is with great joy and honor to present to some and introduce to others Jayden Jones. I have known him for seventeen years. In that time I have known him both in professional capacity and in various social situations. In my observation that as a student he enjoys helping and assisting his classmates and teammates with their work in study hall. He's intelligent, intellectual an outstanding athlete, and a great leader; performing his duties with the utmost efficiency and ability. Jayden is innovative and dynamic in the classroom. Whether as an elected officer of the Student Council, Editor of the Yearbook, Editor of the school newspaper, or organizer of a myriad of school activities, Jayden has always been a responsible, enthusiastic, and competent young man, anxious to help, of uprightness, and one with the unique ability to admit his mistakes and learn from them. Jayden is a man of God, not just at church, but in the community. He believes a man of God should possess and demonstrate the characters of lovingness, kindness, humbleness, goodness, and cheerfulness. Jayden, as a coach for a community boys basketball team, infuses them with tremendous motivation and instill an appetite for the joy of learning. He aids without reprimand, corrects without disparagement, and teaches by example. Socially, I know Jayden to be a person of moral principles, dignity, integrity, and someone who can handle any situations. He is bright, inquisitive, and multi-talented. He has a gentle and delightful sense of humor. Perhaps it is an indication of his personality and proficiency that he is respected and poplar with faculty and students alike. It is without reservation that I recommend Jayden Jones for the scholarship.
Guest - Gaylene Stallworth on Tuesday, 06 April 2021 11:45

Jayden is a well rounded young man. I have had the pleasure of watching him grow into such an outstanding young person. He's shown a strong commitment to his community, his team and church, and is always willing to lend a helping hand to others, whether they be friend or stranger. His infectious smile has a way of making a person feel like they matter, and he is such an inspiration to many.

Jayden has shown himself to be dependable, and trustworthy. He is a very respectful young person, and has been raised to understand the importance of teamwork, as well his own personal responsibility. Even with being heavily involved in school activities, he has maintained his academic load, as well as exceeding on so academic levels. Being chosen as a recipient of this scholarship would definitely help Jayden, as he continues to take steps to brighten his future.

I'm looking forward to seeing what the future holds for this bright star!

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Jayden is a well rounded young man. I have had the pleasure of watching him grow into such an outstanding young person. He's shown a strong commitment to his community, his team and church, and is always willing to lend a helping hand to others, whether they be friend or stranger. His infectious smile has a way of making a person feel like they matter, and he is such an inspiration to many. Jayden has shown himself to be dependable, and trustworthy. He is a very respectful young person, and has been raised to understand the importance of teamwork, as well his own personal responsibility. Even with being heavily involved in school activities, he has maintained his academic load, as well as exceeding on so academic levels. Being chosen as a recipient of this scholarship would definitely help Jayden, as he continues to take steps to brighten his future. I'm looking forward to seeing what the future holds for this bright star!
Guest - Malik Turner on Wednesday, 07 April 2021 10:02

I've known Jayden for quite some time now-- since I was taller than him, actually. In the time that I have experienced Jayden, he's always been exceptional academically, respectful interpersonally, driven by his goals and ambitions, and just an overall good person. It's evident that his upbringing has been sound and stable. Jayden is undoubtedly deserving of every good thing that is coming his way. If it is a quality, upstanding candidate that you're looking for, the search ends with Mr. Jayden Jones.

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I've known Jayden for quite some time now-- since I was taller than him, actually. In the time that I have experienced Jayden, he's always been exceptional academically, respectful interpersonally, driven by his goals and ambitions, and just an overall good person. It's evident that his upbringing has been sound and stable. Jayden is undoubtedly deserving of every good thing that is coming his way. If it is a quality, upstanding candidate that you're looking for, the search ends with Mr. Jayden Jones.
Guest - Michael Stallworth on Wednesday, 07 April 2021 10:14

Jayden Jones is an exceptional young man that has faced adversity in a multitude of ways, but he has risen above the occasion every time. Jayden is a motivation to every person he encounters.

As a young, Black man growing up in Stockton, CA, it is easy to fall victim to the troubles of the city. Jayden took it upon himself to be a dedicated student, athlete, and leader to be an inspiration to others, especially his peers, and achieve his goals. Jayden dedicated his service to multiple areas of his life- whether that be in the classroom, on the court or field, or in Church- in order to move his communities forward. He has proven what it means to be other’s before themselves and complete work that is bigger than one’s self.

From birth, Jayden was taught the importance of teamwork, hard work, and motivation. Using the values instilled in him, Jayden excels academically in the classroom and thrived on the court and field. Through the various commitments he holds, he gives everything 100%; Jayden has never lost sight of the intent behind his actions.

Each day, Jayden proves to be a leader this is dedicated to service amongst all. Jayden has proven that with hard work, determination, and perseverance, any goal can become a reality.

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Jayden Jones is an exceptional young man that has faced adversity in a multitude of ways, but he has risen above the occasion every time. Jayden is a motivation to every person he encounters. As a young, Black man growing up in Stockton, CA, it is easy to fall victim to the troubles of the city. Jayden took it upon himself to be a dedicated student, athlete, and leader to be an inspiration to others, especially his peers, and achieve his goals. Jayden dedicated his service to multiple areas of his life- whether that be in the classroom, on the court or field, or in Church- in order to move his communities forward. He has proven what it means to be other’s before themselves and complete work that is bigger than one’s self. From birth, Jayden was taught the importance of teamwork, hard work, and motivation. Using the values instilled in him, Jayden excels academically in the classroom and thrived on the court and field. Through the various commitments he holds, he gives everything 100%; Jayden has never lost sight of the intent behind his actions. Each day, Jayden proves to be a leader this is dedicated to service amongst all. Jayden has proven that with hard work, determination, and perseverance, any goal can become a reality.
Guest - David shields on Wednesday, 07 April 2021 11:00

Jayden is a respectful and consistent young man who I have had the pleasure of pastoring these past 6 years. He is committed to serving his church and community and I have always observed his willingness to help wherever he is needed. He has a bright future and I am excited to see what he ends up doing.

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Jayden is a respectful and consistent young man who I have had the pleasure of pastoring these past 6 years. He is committed to serving his church and community and I have always observed his willingness to help wherever he is needed. He has a bright future and I am excited to see what he ends up doing.
Guest - Oduwa on Wednesday, 07 April 2021 11:17

Jayden is a great and dependable friend as well as an amazing student. He is very deserving. He shows hard work academically as well as in sports.

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Jayden is a great and dependable friend as well as an amazing student. He is very deserving. He shows hard work academically as well as in sports.
Guest - Chloé on Wednesday, 07 April 2021 11:17

My vote goes whole heartedly to jayden. He’s such a fine young man with great goals in life. I want nothing for him but to succeed in his life choices. In my time of knowing him, i’ve seen how genuine he is and how mature he has grown. I see him becoming a leader in life and influencing many people.

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My vote goes whole heartedly to jayden. He’s such a fine young man with great goals in life. I want nothing for him but to succeed in his life choices. In my time of knowing him, i’ve seen how genuine he is and how mature he has grown. I see him becoming a leader in life and influencing many people.
Guest - Saria Cheatham on Wednesday, 07 April 2021 11:23

Jayden is an amazing person to be around with. He brings great energy and always puts a smile on people’s faces. As a friend of his, I’m proud of what he’s becoming and i’m looking forward to seeing the great things he does in life.

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Jayden is an amazing person to be around with. He brings great energy and always puts a smile on people’s faces. As a friend of his, I’m proud of what he’s becoming and i’m looking forward to seeing the great things he does in life.
Guest - Jasmine Crosby on Wednesday, 07 April 2021 13:49

Jayden has a super bright future ahead of him and I know that he can achieve his goals with his dedicated and determined mindset.

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Jayden has a super bright future ahead of him and I know that he can achieve his goals with his dedicated and determined mindset.
Guest - Tahoni on Wednesday, 07 April 2021 15:41

Jayden Jones...he’s such an awesome person! very respectful and a handsome young man. He carries himself well and I have only known him for two years and I just know he’s gonna do great things! P.s. his name have a nice ring to it . My vote goes to Jayden Jones.

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Jayden Jones...he’s such an awesome person! very respectful and a handsome young man. He carries himself well and I have only known him for two years and I just know he’s gonna do great things! P.s. his name have a nice ring to it ;). My vote goes to Jayden Jones.
Guest - Alejandro Corona on Wednesday, 07 April 2021 18:31

I’ve known Jayden for a while already. He’s always been a very outgoing person. Jayden always strived for more and had a determined work ethic in everything he did wether it would be in class or on the football field and basketball court. He always has a positive attitude and makes the best out of every situation.

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I’ve known Jayden for a while already. He’s always been a very outgoing person. Jayden always strived for more and had a determined work ethic in everything he did wether it would be in class or on the football field and basketball court. He always has a positive attitude and makes the best out of every situation.

It is with great honor for me to recommend Jayden Jones for the Brookside Optometric Group Scholarship. I have had the incredible opportunity to witness first-hand his exceptional character. Jayden is self-motivated and he has a great work ethic which he uses to thrive for the best in all that he does whether it be in the academic setting, athletic sports realm, community service, and just life in general. He is never satisfied and always strives harder to become what God has created for him to be in His image. In my opinion one of the characteristics that is included in his overall purpose is that Jayden enjoys serving others and the well-being of others. He exhibits these traits while volunteering and assisting his family, and at his church, as well as in the communities of Stockton, Ca and Sacramento County. Jayden has a bright future ahead of him. The sky is the limit for this young man.

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It is with great honor for me to recommend Jayden Jones for the Brookside Optometric Group Scholarship. I have had the incredible opportunity to witness first-hand his exceptional character. Jayden is self-motivated and he has a great work ethic which he uses to thrive for the best in all that he does whether it be in the academic setting, athletic sports realm, community service, and just life in general. He is never satisfied and always strives harder to become what God has created for him to be in His image. In my opinion one of the characteristics that is included in his overall purpose is that Jayden enjoys serving others and the well-being of others. He exhibits these traits while volunteering and assisting his family, and at his church, as well as in the communities of Stockton, Ca and Sacramento County. Jayden has a bright future ahead of him. The sky is the limit for this young man.
Guest - Taunia Scroggins on Wednesday, 14 April 2021 22:03

Congratulations Jayden!!! You are so well deserving. I remember when your mom first introduced us at church you were so kind and respectful. Several years has passed by and your character has not changed. Not to mention, you are intelligent and talented. I am so very proud of the young man you have become. Keep up the good work Jayden! Continue to make your parents smile and continue to be an example for other young men.💜🙌🏽🙌🏽🎉🎊🎊🎉

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Congratulations Jayden!!! You are so well deserving. I remember when your mom first introduced us at church you were so kind and respectful. Several years has passed by and your character has not changed. Not to mention, you are intelligent and talented. I am so very proud of the young man you have become. Keep up the good work Jayden! Continue to make your parents smile and continue to be an example for other young men.💜🙌🏽🙌🏽🎉🎊🎊🎉
Guest - Julio Perez (School Counselor) on Thursday, 15 April 2021 12:55

It has been an absolute joy watching Jayden grow throughout his high school years. Jayden has thrived in numerous aspects here at Edison High. An excellent student, a servant leader in the community, an outstanding athlete, and just an overall great human being. I've been lucky to work with Jayden over the past few years. It's been awesome to see all that he has accomplished and I'm so eager to see all the wonderful things he will accomplish in the future.

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It has been an absolute joy watching Jayden grow throughout his high school years. Jayden has thrived in numerous aspects here at Edison High. An excellent student, a servant leader in the community, an outstanding athlete, and just an overall great human being. I've been lucky to work with Jayden over the past few years. It's been awesome to see all that he has accomplished and I'm so eager to see all the wonderful things he will accomplish in the future.
Guest - Janice Parker on Thursday, 15 April 2021 22:27

I have know Jayden and his family for many years. He is the product of their support, love and encouragement. Jayden has shown himself to be hard working and caring in all that he endeavors to do and will become in the future. He is very much deserving in anything that will help in toward his goals. I believe this man not only has a future but is the future of better things to come

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I have know Jayden and his family for many years. He is the product of their support, love and encouragement. Jayden has shown himself to be hard working and caring in all that he endeavors to do and will become in the future. He is very much deserving in anything that will help in toward his goals. I believe this man not only has a future but is the future of better things to come
Guest - Janice on Thursday, 15 April 2021 22:36

I have know Jayden and his family for many years. He is the product of a loving, supportive and encouraging up bringing. He is a hard working and focus young man. I believe he will continue to be all that he can be and I look forward to all that he will do in the future

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I have know Jayden and his family for many years. He is the product of a loving, supportive and encouraging up bringing. He is a hard working and focus young man. I believe he will continue to be all that he can be and I look forward to all that he will do in the future
Guest - Debra A Jones on Saturday, 17 April 2021 17:21

Jayden is a remarkable young man who has risen to the occasion of dealing with a pandemic while maintaining academic excellence. It's no wonder he will be going to Clark Atlanta University in the fall. So proud of you.

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Jayden is a remarkable young man who has risen to the occasion of dealing with a pandemic while maintaining academic excellence. It's no wonder he will be going to Clark Atlanta University in the fall. So proud of you.

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This scholarship is open to students currently enrolled as a senior in high school in San Joaquin County for the 2021 graduating year. Students may be enrolled in public or private schools, or be home-schooled. Nominations must be successfully uploaded to the entry page by midnight on March 28, 2021.

To be considered for the scholarship, all students must be nominated by a teacher, coach, guidance counselor, pastor, or youth leader (immediate family members and relatives are not eligible to submit nominations). Nominations will be posted on the contest website and receive community feedback during the period from March 29 - April 15, 2021.

One scholarship winner will be chosen by Brookside Optometric Group doctors based on their nomination and community feedback. The scholarship and funds will be presented to the winner in person in early May 2021 — the exact date to be determined by the winner.

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