Landry took home first place honors at the State Beta Convention in the creative writing category.
The topic for the writing competition was “If you were a Native American Indian, what would your name be and describe why this would be your name.”
Landry, who enjoys writing short stories and poems, approached the competition with a sense of humor.
“I had fun with it,” said Landry.
After he completed the essay, he did not think it was a prize winner. “I thought I did horrible. My subject matter was not that strong. I figured if it (winning) happens, it happens.”
Landry did not want to reveal what his Indian’s name was or what he wrote about. He’d rather keep it a secret.
The senior, who was starting linebacker for the football team, arrived at the convention and learned that he had only placed, which meant he finished in the top three.
He found out he took home first when they announced his name. Landry received a plaque.
Landry is the son of Stacy and Angella Landry.
Don’t look for the award to sway Landry’s career choice when he graduates this year. He plans to major in engineering at UL.
However, Landry said he plans to continue writing short stories, poems and anything else that he loves.
“I just enjoy it,” Landry said.