Jack Matrella

Sponsored by: The Mykkanen Family

Jack is a senior athlete at A.D. Johnston High School who plays basketball, football, and baseball, and runs track. When COVID-19 put the football program on hold, he also picked up cross-country. He has been a part of Science Olympiad since eighth grade and was inducted into the National Honor Society as a sophomore. Jack also enjoys participating in choir and band.

“I would like to gain knowledge and inspiration from the accomplished people I meet. I would like to learn about how they got to where they are and how they’ve learned what they know. I’m interested in the physical, mental and emotional processes and motivations that go into making art. I want to learn how to acknowledge art for what it is, and understand what it means to both the creator and all the other people in this world. I also look forward to helping my community appreciate and experience the various art talents of our local community.”