Football star hopes he’s remembered for kindness

Christopher Scott may have found success on the high school football field, but he said that’s not the thing he wants to be remembered for.

“Even though I played sports, what mattered most to me is that I was kind and that I impacted somebody’s day by being nice,” he said. “That’s the most important thing … kindness. If I left there and nobody could say they looked up to me or that I didn’t impact someone or pave the way for them … then I didn’t do my job as a teammate.”

Scott, a Boutte resident, is a 2022 Hahnville High School graduate headed to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette this fall. He plans to study kinesiology and has signed on to play football at the university.

At HHS he was a part of the football team for four years and was even called up by the high school as a J.B Martin student to participate in spring ball his 8th grade year. Ever since fifth grade Scott has been a part of the school district’s talented theatre program, and this year he joined a new group of young men at HHS who would meet once a week to talk about their problems or concerns.

Scott said one of the things that he’s most proud of is that he’s served as a deacon since he was a young child, and that he has also been a part of church choirs.

“I always kept God first in my life,” he said. “Without Him I wouldn’t be where I’m at today … I wouldn’t have anything.”

Scott said he chose UL for it’s homey environment.

“The coaches really showed a lot of love,” he said. “They showed me that they really cared about me as a person and not just what I can do on the football field.”

And while he’s excited about college, Scott said he knows that he’ll miss high school.

“I’m sad to leave high school because I know I’ll miss it,” he said. “I’ve been seeing my teammates practice … I know I’ll miss it. I’m excited about college and nervous at the same time, but I feel like once I get there I’ll get in a groove.”

 

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Roth has both her undergraduate and graduate degree in journalism, which she has utilized in the past as an instructor at Southeastern Louisiana University and a reporter at various newspapers and online publications. She grew up in LaPlace, where she currently resides with her husband and three daughters.

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