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Student Spotlight: Jacob Lenne '17

Junior Jacob Lenne sets records as a runner and reaches his academic goals, too. He also is a member of the new Eastside Crusader lacrosse club team.

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

Whether you are discussing Scecina junior Jacob Lenne’s academic prowess, his athletic ability or his hobbies, there is one thing you can be certain of: He is a Crusader on the move. In his 2 1/2 years at Scecina, Jacob has flown through difficult Honors and Advanced Placement courses. He has raced into the Scecina record books as part of the cross country program. And when he’s not studying or competing, he is pursuing his passion for fast cars.

Jacob challenges himself academically by enrolling in high-level classes such as AP Psychology and Spanish III. He particularly enjoys math and science. This semester he is studying Pre-Calculus and Physics. Although Jacob states that staying focused on his schoolwork is his biggest challenge, he has consistently excelled as one of the top students in his class. His 4.10 grade point average has earned him several honors, such as the President’s Academic Excellence Award (2014, 2015, and 2016), the Scecina Scholar Athlete Award (2014, 2015, and 2016) and ICC Academic All-Conference honors (2016).

In the athletic arena, Jacob represents the Crusaders as a member of the perpetually successful cross country program. Dedicated to running and committed to self-improvement, Jacob has been a Regional qualifier for two consecutive season. He holds another less formal title that he is also proud of: “I won 3rd place in the annual Donlan Family Thanksgiving 5K.” Always one to lead the way, Jacob is breaking new ground at Scecina as a member of the newly formed Eastside Crusaders lacrosse club team. Teammate A.J. Gallagher ’18 says, “Jacob’s experience as a runner makes him a threat on the lacrosse field. He’s a leader on the team as well.” In their inaugural season, the Eastside Crusaders have one win and two losses. Their season will continue into May, culminating with the Club Team Championship Tournament.

When he isn’t studying or playing sports, Jacob spends his time in service to others as a Scecina Student Ambassador and a member of the National Honor Society. Both organizations require students to display academic excellence, good character, and leadership skills. By participating in these clubs, Jacob is learning valuable skills that he can apply to his future. He is planning to study chemical engineering at Purdue University, home to one of the country’s top engineering programs.

Jacob is a 2013 graduate of Holy Spirit Catholic School, an East Deanery partner school. He son of Libby Hayworth Lenne, who works in human resources at Rolls Royce, and Larry Lenne, a math teacher at Brebeuf Jesuit High School in Indianapolis.

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