Luca Gisellu and family at Wildcat senior night

Lake Highlands High School senior Luca Gisellu has been named to an elite list of local scholar athletes by the National Football Foundation’s Gridiron Club of Dallas. Luca is one of 60 students from schools around North Texas who will be honored at the club’s 10th annual awards banquet March 18th. Seven collegiate athletes will also be recognized.

“We are incredibly proud of this year’s scholar-athletes,” said Gerald Brence, president of the NFF Gridiron Club of Dallas Chapter and athletics director for the Plano ISD. “In the 10th year of our chapter, we are honoring another great group of high school scholar-athletes who continue to impress, not only on the field competitively but also as scholars and young community leaders. It’s always an honor to meet these young men, showcasing the great stories in North Texas that will inspire future student-athletes to excel in the classroom and become more involved in their communities.”

Numerous scholarships will be awarded during the banquet, with one high school player being named the club’s top scholar-athlete.

Luca is the only Wildcat on the list, but he follows recent inductees Nicolas Bowen (2017), Blake Cronin (2016), Lane Toungate (2015), Thomas Thornton, (2014), Mitch Henton (2013), Will Moomaw (2012), Scott Hanks (2011) and Ricky Zorn (2010).

You can read about Luca’s family and their busy fall, spent preparing for Wildcat football playoffs and Lake Highlands Women’s League home tour here.

Congratulations, Luca!