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Teen Spotlight: Ella Jane Connell

Teen Spotlight: Ella Jane Connell

stats: 18, Senior at Prattville Christian Academy


  • 3A Basketball Player of the Year
  • 2021 Basketball State Champions
  • PCA Emerging Christian Leadership Award
  • PCA Ambassador Program
  • National Honor Society

quotable: “Might as well give it your all; you won’t get this chance again.”

her story: Ella Jane shared her favorite thing about PCA is, “The tight relationships that exist between all levels of attendees of PCA. Since PCA is a small school, everybody knows each other and spends a lot of time together, giving great opportunities to create quality relationships among the people there. It makes attending school, practice, or any school-related activity fun and memorable.” Ella Jane plays Varsity Volleyball, Basketball, and is a member of the Tennis team. She wants to be remembered as someone who loved life, people, and God.

what’s next: Ella Jane wants to coach basketball and work around sports. When asked what drew her to this field, she shared, “I have always enjoyed the competitiveness and drive that is required to succeed in sports, and I would love to continue carrying out those passions through generations after me. I have played for 13 years. It has been a huge part of my life that I want to continue as I get older.”

PG (parental guidance) rating: Ella Jane shared, “My parents have provided countless inspirations for me through their Godly examples of dealing with times of success and failure in life. The relationships I have with my 4 siblings are unbreakable, loving, and fun. We enjoy each other’s company and love when we have time to all be together.”

parent-to-parent: Ella Jane’s parents, Scott and Claudia, shared, “The thing we admire most about Ella Jane is her tenacity and strong work ethic. Whatever she sets her mind to, whether it is sports, school work, or hobbies, she gives it her all. She is not afraid to work hard for what she wants.”

Scott and Claudia stated, “Our job as parents is to recognize her passion, see her God-given abilities, and encourage and support her in her pursuits. We advise other parents to be encouraging and to let your child’s best be enough.”

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