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Student Spotlight: Henry Egan '18



Sophomore Henry Egan plays violin for Scecina's orchestra and also excels in academics and in track and field and cross country.

Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

By Cari Gallagher '93

The hallways of Scecina Memorial High School are filled with talented students who are intelligent, athletic and artistic. Some teens excel in the classroom, on the playing field or in the arts. So how would you describe sophomore Henry Egan? All of the above.

Henry is quiet and humble by nature, preferring to let his accomplishments speak for themselves. In his first three semesters at Scecina, his accomplishments have been numerous. Henry consistently has been on the high honor roll, and his 4.19 grade point average places him in the top three for the Class of 2018.

In addition to his academic success, Henry is also a standout in the Scecina Music Department as part of the orchestra. His skill on the violin speaks to years of practice and dedication. He often is featured in performances by the Scecina Orchestra, such as the Sacred Music Concert and the annual spring and winter concerts by the Music Department.

As for athletics, Henry dominates the running scene at Scecina as part of the cross country team and the track and field program. He earned varsity status in both sports as a freshman. He continued this success into his sophomore year by qualifying for Semi-State in cross country. This achievement earned him MVP honors for the 2015 season, as well as a spot on the Indiana Crossroads All Conference roster.

With his focus on getting the most he can from his high school experience, Henry says he hasn’t yet made any college or career plans. Environmental science is one possibility, because he is concerned about global warming and climate disruption.

Henry is the son of Kevin and Melissa Egan, and his sister Lydia graduated from Scecina in 2015. The family attends Little Flower Parish, where his brother Walter is an eighth-grader.

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