The bond of the East Forsyth Women’s lacrosse team is unbreakable. A lot of the energy from the team comes from an outgoing senior named Jenna Durham (’17). The senior lacrosse player has spent all four years of her high school experience playing lacrosse and is dedicated to the chemistry and well-being of the team. When her teammates are down, they know to go to her to lift their spirits back up.
Durham stated, “Playing lacrosse for East Forsyth was probably the best decision I made during high school because it brought closer to girls I never saw myself getting close with.” She remarked her teammates were very important to her this year and that she’s made a lot of friends during lacrosse. “I loved the girls I got to spend my senior with. They honestly made my last year on the team so much fun.”
With this experience from the team, Durham and her teammates are bound to have some very fond memories. All of the teammates seem to enjoy the bus rides they have on the way to away games. Durham said, “My favorite memories from the lacrosse team definitely come from the dance parties we have on the bus before games.” Sophie Giddings (’19) replied, “Singing and dancing with her before games make the best memories.”
Durham separates herself as a leader and has a genuine bond with the rest of the team which increases their success. While she does have a lot of fun, Durham always knows when to become a leader for the team. Giddings said, “My favorite thing about Jenna is the way she is on and off the field. She’s very nice and always makes me laugh and her personality does not change if something goes wrong, she stays smiling.” Reflecting on herself, Durham commented, “My strongest quality is leadership. Being a captain for the past two years has been an honor and has taught me a lot about myself and my teammates.
Durham has enrolled into Appalachian State University and hopes to study biology. After this, she plans to go to dental school to become a pediatric dentist.
We at The Talon wish Durham the best of luck in the future and she will be missed at East Forsyth and by the women’s lacrosse team.