Every program needs someone like Broken Bow’s Jontaa Jett. This mother of two has volunteered her time to help support the program’s her sons are involved in. Alaska Jett is a senior at Broken Bow High School and is a member of the basketball team and golf team. He is also the secretary of the senior class, a National Honor Society member, involved in student council and is in the Spanish and Pep Clubs.
Younger son Greydon Howell is a seventh grader at Rector Johnson Middle School where he plays football, basketball, baseball and runs track. He is in the top 10 percent of his class and like his older brother he is involved in student council, Gifted and Talented and the Book Club. For Jontaa, volunteering brings a certain satisfaction you can’t find anywhere else.
“Being a volunteer is such a rewarding experience because it allows me the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. It also gives me the chance to meet new people. Being a part of the Quarterback Club has allowed me to foster new skills and at times take on a challenge. But in the end, I love to volunteer because it’s fun and I love seeing the look on those boys’ faces day in and day out,” said Jontaa. “I held the position of Secretary for the Broken Bow Quarterback Club for numerous years and I also coordinate Adopt the Savages, which is a program where I reach out to various churches, businesses, and or organizations, to make goodie bags for the football players every week. I volunteer with the Savage Elite Little League Football Team, and I also organized the Broken Bow Basketball Little League.”
Jontaa said there are several people who help the Broken Bow Quarterback Club.
“Wanda Young, Renee Coley, Asah Harris, Vickie Green, Donna Robbins, and my parents, Grandville and Theda Jett are some of the members of the Quarterback Club.”
Jontaa is a graduate of Broken Bow High School and is currently teaching fifth grade at Bennett Elementary School. She also coaches eighth grade basketball and middle school track.
“I love Broken Bow. Some of the reasons I feel it is a great place to raise a family is because although every place has crime, the crime rate to me is rather low. It is a very family-oriented area, which we all know it takes a village to raise children. Another reason I love Broken Bow is because Broken Bow is the type of place where when you walk down the aisle in a grocery store, they look you in the eyes and say hello. When they ask you how you are, they actually mean it. When you have a tragedy or are in need, the community rises up and supports or comforts you. That is the Broken Bow that I have grown to know and love dearly. That’s the Savage way!”