Village senior and varsity quarterback, Kaelin, is familiar with the sound of a football whistling through the air and the feeling of the Astroturf under his cleats. Kaelin, a born and bread Houstonian, started playing football in the 3rd grade and became a quarterback in the 7th. “I like leading the team through the good times and the bad,” Kaelin said. “I’ve been playing football for 10 years and want to continue the sport in college.”
Preparing to play a competitive sport at a collegiate level isn’t easy. Balancing academics and athletics is key. Kaelin is taking some International Baccalaureate Diploma classes, is on the Honor Roll, and participating in the Speech and Debate Club. “Before Village, I was at a 6A public school. I love the personal attention you receive from the teachers at The Village School. They are engaged and attentive and will take the time to help you in class and after class if needed,” Kaelin said.
He was part of The Village School’s first state championship game. “We competed in the TAPPS 6A Independent State Championship game and were close to winning. It was a great experience and I know we all learned something from that game that will better prepare us for the next season.”
See game footage from Kaelin's junior year.