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Scholar Athlete: Leonard Love '18

Sophomore Leonard Love is an avid wrestler who helped lead a young Crusader team of all freshmen and sophomores this year. For his efforts, he was the team's Mental Attitude Award recipient.

Each week we will introduce some of our student-athletes whose commitment to their education and athletic accomplishments have earned them the Scecina Scholar Athlete Award for the 2015-16 school year.

By Cari Gallagher '93

Name: Leonard Love

Grade School: KIPP

Favorite School Subjects: Algebra II, English, and Ceramics

Favorite Book: "Cirque DuFreak" by Darren Shan

Favorite quote: “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful.” ~ Eric Thomas

Academic Honors::Scecina Scholar Athlete (2015, 2016), Honor Roll (2015, 2016)

Sophomore Leonard Love is passionate about school, sports, and being successful. He works hard to maintain his grades, while also participating in athletics. He is an avid wrestler who helped to lead a young Crusader team (all freshmen and sophomores) during the 2015-16 season. For his efforts he was presented with the Mental Attitude Award. Leonard also competes in club wrestling and is the captain of his team.

Leonard not only has thrived in academics and athletics at Scecina. He also has grown as a servant leader. “Scecina has given me the opportunity to help my community” he says. “Doing this has made me a better person and helped me to be more open to helping others.” One way in which Leonard would like to serve his community is by crusading to find a cure for breast cancer.

As his second year at Scecina comes to a close, Leonard is looking ahead to the next phase in his education. He would like to attend Purdue University and study to become an engineer. Whatever his path, Leonard will be prepared for the journey. He never leaves home without his wallet, his cell phone, and a good book.

Leonard is the son of Shana Cooper and Leonard Love. His sister Lashai is an eighth-grader at KIPP charter school in Indianapolis.


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