St. Joseph High Community Award Spotlight: Audra Meyer and Jack Quinn


Theo Mager

Saint Joseph High School honored seniors Jack Quinn and Audra Meyer as part of a long standing tradition to acknowledge two standout students at each mass of the year. These seniors are selected based on character, academics, and involvement in the community.

Jack Quinn is a two sport varsity athlete in basketball and in baseball. He is also involved in Aidan’s Masterpiece, Peer Mentoring, and is a supervisor to the youth at St. Pius. When asked what it meant to him to be in the first group of this years award winners he said, “It means a lot. I’m very honored to be the first senior guy to be chosen.” He then went on to thank the people around him who fostered an environment for him to thrive in, saying,”[they] made it very easy to be myself.”

Audra Meyer is 4 year varsity soccer player, and has persevered through injuries to become a captain of the team her senior year. She has shown dedication to academics while balancing her sports career. She emphasized her excitement about winning this award, explaining,”Ever since freshman year I always looked up to the seniors who won the awards and I never thought I would win it.” Obviously she did win it, and couldn’t be more deserving. She went on in explaining how she really appreciated all of her teachers and those around her who supported her. “It really made me feel like I matter.”

Both Audra and Jack will be graduating in the spring and plan to attend college. Their advice for the underclassmen, “It doesn’t take time to be kind to others.” It can be as simple as smiling at the a teacher or working hard in a class. Jack explained, “Get involved with whatever it is you truly enjoy… Just find what you love and try to stand out in that regard.”