St. Mary’s seniors receive honors for LHSAA Academic All-State Composite Team

Four senior student athletes from St. Mary’s Catholic School were selected as part of the 2020-21 Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) All-State Composite Team for fall sports. The LHSAA All-Academic Award Program recognizes the academic excellence of senior student athletes who have attained a 4.0 grade point average by placing them on the composite All-American Team.

Maggie Gilmore, daughter of Eric and Jaime Gilmore, has maintained a 4.0 grade point average while participating in cross country at St. Mary’s Catholic School. Although this is her first year with varsity, Maggie says cross country has taught her to keep going even when she thought she couldn’t. Over her four years of high school, Maggie has also been involved in indoor track, outdoor track, basketball, cheerleading and tennis. She is a member of the National Honor Society, the Leo Club, Future Business Leaders of America, the Beta Club and Student Council, where she currently serves as president. Maggie plans to attend college in the fall and major in biomedical engineering.

Jensen Parker is the daughter of Jason and Mandy Parker. Jensen is a six year member of the varsity cross country team. She was all district champion runner for four years. She was All Cenla for three years. She was state top 15 for two years, and top 20 for two years. She was the outstanding female team runner for four years. Jensen is also on the varsity basketball and track teams. She is lieutenant captain and a two time All American cheerleader. She’s a member of Student Council, the National Honor Society and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes/Pro Life Club. She is also currently serving as the president of Future Business Leaders of America as well as secretary of the Beta Club. Jensen plans to attend the University of Arkansas and major in communication disorders.

Andrew Godfrey, son of Scott and Aline Godfrey, maintained a 4.0 grade point average while playing varsity football and baseball at St. Mary’s Catholic School. In 2019, he was honored as the First-Team All-District Quarterback for District 3-1A. He was also awarded Farm Bureau player of the Week Honors for weeks one and seven. He was recognized as a nominee for the Shreveport Times Pre-Season Player of the Year for the 2020 football season. His most proud accomplishment was receiving the 2019 Grant Ingram Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a participant in football and baseball for academic excellence through their Junior year of high school. He is a member of the National Honor Society, the Beta Club, Future Business Leaders of America, the Leo Club, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Andrew plans to major in biology or architecture, and is currently undecided regarding his college of attendance.

Stephen Wheat is the son of Dr. Stephen and Lori Wheat. During his high school career, he has maintained a 4.0 unweighted grade point average while engaging in cross country and tennis at St. Mary’s Catholic School and taking college level courses at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and The Arts. During his freshman year, Stephen was named St. Mary’s top male runner. As well as engaging in St. Mary’s athletics, Stephen has also been chosen to attend the LMEA Louisiana All-State Orchestra as a second violin during his sophomore and junior years.

The composite team will be honored at a LHSAA state event.