El Reno's Jenna Seawright : Athlete Spotlight - Presented by BancFirst of El Reno
By Derrick Smith
Role models can play a big role in the overall success of an athlete. For some, the role model may be a pro athlete or a celebrity, while others may look up to someone close to home. Jenna Seawright says she has one of each that she looks up to.
“My dad, Scott Arrasmith, is the biggest role model in my life,” she said. “He taught me that you are never too old to accomplish what you want to accomplish. He has done this while raising six kids and also being on call twenty-four seven. Also, the singer Kesha is a big one too. You kind of have to know her story to understand. She is a very strong woman.”
Seawright is a senior at El Reno High School. She is a side base for the Lady Indian cheer team. She is in her ninth season of being a cheerleader. While she has put in a lot of work to get where she is, Jenna also says that there is something else that is just as important as the hard work. “You have to have passion for what you are doing,” she stated. “If you don’t love what you are doing, then why are you doing it? You have to find what it is that you love and do it.”
As a student at El Reno, Jenna has sat through the classes of many different teachers. While she enjoyed most of the classes, she says that her vocal teacher, Mrs. Lloyd, taught her more than just music. She also helped Seawright learn things that she can carry with her for the rest of her life.
“She taught me a lot about vocal and singing,” she said. “But most importantly she taught me and everyone else that there is always a place for everyone, not just the popular kids.”
Being part of a cheer team, Jenna has experienced a lot of moments that are special and she will not forget. But she says that her favorite moment was winning a competition with her teammates. “Two years ago, we won the Rockstar competition,” she said. “It was a great moment and I enjoyed sharing it with my team.”