News 3 Sports would like to congratulate our latest Classroom Champion, John Brien. The Allen Academy senior has a 3.6 GPA and is currently the ranked in the top 10 percent of his class.
John is currently the captain of the football team and basketball teams. He has also lettered in Cross Country, Football, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, and Track and Field. John was a 1st Team All-State selection in football last season, and was a State Champion in Cross Country and Basketball. John's very active in school. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Spirit Council, the National Society of High School Scholars, and he's his Senior Class' Vice President of the Student Council. He has also toured Europe to visit local sites and to watch soccer games. John is also very active in his community by participating in food drives and special projects.
"John comes from an extraordinary family. His sister was in my class three years ago; his brother was in this class two years ago. They were in the top 5 and 10 percent of the nation, and I think that helps John to be motivated to try and do as well as they are doing. And he is doing a great job about it….That's why he's so motivated….Because of the example of the family."
"John's our lone senior this year; I've been coaching him ever since I've been at Allen. The kid just a workhorse, we love having him. He gives it everything he's got on the field and he's a valuable asset to us. He's just a hungry kid; he's always striving to be the best he can be. He really values the team and puts the team above himself. And we appreciate that kind of dedication out here."
"I want to excel in both aspects. In the classroom I want to be the best I can be to get good grades and be successful. Then on the field I want to work hard so that I won't let the team down. And hopefully work to a State Championship. It's an honor, my brother and sister won before me. I feel like I'm caring on a tradition. I am glad that mu hard work is not going unnoticed."
After high school, John wants to attend Texas A&M University and major in business.
Congratulations to John Brien of Allen Academy. This week's News 3 Sports Classroom Champion!