Ferriday’s Glenn named to LHSAA All-Academic team

Published 12:01 am Thursday, December 19, 2013

Ferriday — Cailyn Glenn was in class at Ferriday High School when an unexpected, yet rewarding, announcement was made over the intercom last week.

Glenn was selected to the Louisiana High School Athletic Association All-Academic Composite Team, and he said he had no clue he was even considered for the award.

“I was surprised because I was just sitting in homeroom,” he said. “I just got to school and they announced it on the intercom, and I was wondering what it was.”

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The award recognizes the academic excellence of senior student-athletes who have maintained a 3.5 grade-point average or higher by placing them on the Composite All-Academic Team or Class All-Academic Team.

To earn the honor, a student-athlete’s six-semester GPA must be one of the 18 highest in all seven classifications in the LHSAA.

Glenn has lettered four years in football as a linebacker for the Trojans and three years in track. Glenn said his favorite event is the 4×100 relay in which he runs the third leg.

While exceling in multiple sports, Glenn has maintained a 4.0 GPA and has scored a 29 on the ACT, but he’s not satisfied yet, he said.

“When I took it as a freshman I had a 25, but I took it last year as a junior and had a 29,” Glenn said. “I really want to get that one point and have a 30, so I’ll take it again when the school offers it in the spring.”

Glenn said he succeeds in school because he knows how to prioritize between class, practice and work.

“I just cut out some free time and make time to study,” he said. “I take at least 30 minutes every night, and if I have a test, I make out more time.”

Getting good grades in school is easy for Glenn when he enjoys his teacher’s methods of conducting class.

“I like some of my teachers, because they make the class better instead of being dry,” he said.

Glenn said he wants to attend LSU in the fall and major in physical therapy.