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A day in the life with student athlete and small business owner Jayla Martin

Jayla Martin goes up for a middle hit against Carlson opponent.

Senior Jayla Martin is a very active member of the Woodhaven High School community. Whether it is for sports or her small business, she is someone to look at. Let’s take the time to get to see what she does in a day. 

She starts her day at 6:20 a.m. when she gets ready for school.

For breakfast, she likes to eat toaster strudels and most of the time, they are accompanied by an energy drink. 

She leaves the house by 6:50 a.m.-7:00 a.m. and drops her sister off at Patrick Henry Middle School. 

She arrives at WHS by 7:25 a.m. 

When asked about her favorite part of the school day, Martin says, “My favorite class of the day is my DCTC Graphic Communications. It is my first and second hour, it helps teach me to use expensive programs that I would like to use in the future for free. In Graphics, we learn to use Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, the class creates posters, tee shirts, and stickers, with many different machines and materials to choose from.”

After school, she has track practice. She is a sprinter, who runs the 100m, 200m, 300m hurdles, and the 400m. In track, she holds the school 200m record coming in at 25.60 seconds, the 300m hurdle record coming in at 45.83 seconds, the 4x100m relay record, the 4x200m relay record, the 4x400m relay record, and the 4x800m relay record.  

After all that, if she feels up to it, she works on her small business JaylaPastels if it is a slow or fast day.

JaylaPastels has T-shirts, hoodies, crewnecks, stickers, and Tote Bags. Which she makes and creates all the designs for.     

With spring coming up, she is working on a Spring Launch for her brand. Her tasks include brainstorming drawings, quotes, and more. She hopes to launch her products at the beginning of April. 

She mentions, “The launch will range from hoodies, tote bags, and stickers.” 

Once it hits 7:20 p.m., she leaves for volleyball practice at Atomic Volleyball, which lasts from 7:45 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. At Atomic, she plays 18u short and is an outside hitter and defensive specialist. 

Once practice is over she arrives home around 10 p.m. and ends her day.

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