On August 4th, we lost a Comet. Jada Melito, who was to be a senior at DDHS, was on the girls tennis team all four years. Days before the regular season was set to start, she was in a car accident and, tragically, did not survive. On Senior Day, Sept. 18, the team and its captains dedicated and presented an engraved court bench to Jada’s family: father Joe, mother Becky, and younger sister Chloe. The team also wore commemorative shirts and decorated the fence around the courts with Jada’s initials and a heart made out of tennis balls. The bench will remain on court 1 in Jada’s memory.
From DDHS Tennis Bench for Jada Melito