Jenica Stoner

Eastland High School
Lanark, Illinois

Leading through Service

Pursuing a passion for helping others.

Ever since she took her first steps, Jenica Stoner has been passionate about helping others. Her earliest volunteer experiences happened in her church where you could find her serving as an acolyte, passing the offering, or handing out bulletins. She continues to be involved in her church today as well as in her school and community wherever she sees a need. From serving community breakfasts, to helping run youth sports camps, to painting the bathroom stalls at the local daycare, to being actively involved in Special Olympics, if there is service work to be done in her community, Jenica is almost always involved in doing it. She also encourages her peers to pitch in by making sure they know about opportunities and how to get involved.

Jenica’s willingness to serve translates into expectational leadership capabilities. She is first in her class academically, the captain of both her volleyball and softball teams, vice president of the student council, and the head of several school organizations. “Being an active member in my school, I am watched by many, so I enjoy when I am able to show others what being a leader can do for you and all that you have the opportunity to be a part of,” says Jenica. When Jenica broke her wrist during her junior year, sidelining her for much of the basketball and softball season, it put her leadership skills to the test. “I was devastated that I couldn’t be there on the field to help my team, but I was at every single basketball and softball practice and game to cheer them on or help wherever I could,” she says. This included keeping her teams’ spirits high, helping with drills, and serving as the scouter, watching film on the opposing teams before playing them. “I am proud that I didn’t let my injuries slow me down too much, but instead I continued to try my best and get better.”

One of Jenica’s proudest accomplishments to date is achieving her Certified Nursing Assistant certificate. She works in a nursing home where she loves the opportunity to be helpful to the residents as well as to put a smile on their faces. “Pursuing healthcare has always been a dream of mine, and accomplishing this goal leaves me so excited for what I can accomplish next,” she says. Jenica plans to pursue degrees in radiation therapy and medical dosimetry and ultimately play a role in the fight against cancer. “I know that through the medical field I will be able to make a difference.”




  • Captain

    Varsity Letter Winner


    Most Assists in a Season


  • Varsity Letter Winner

    Cougar Award

  • Softball

    • Captain

      Varsity Letter Winner


      Best Fielding Percentage

      Highest On Base Percentage

    • Cross COuntry

      • Varsity Letter Winner

        School Record Holder

Academic Honors & Awards

  • Valedictorian

    National Honor Society

    High Honor Roll

    ACES Academic Competition Club



School & Community Involvement

  • Student Council Vice President

    Servant Leadership

    National Future Farmers of America Organization President

    Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America

    Senior Luncheon Volunteer

    Special Olympics Volunteer

    Sport Camp Volunteer

    Garden Walk Volunteer

    Food Pantry Collection

    Parent Teacher Conference Babysitting



“I always have wanted to become better than I was the previous day. If you aren’t seeing growth anymore, you aren’t trying hard enough.”

~ Jenica Stoner ~