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Student Spotlight: Jonathan Card '17

Junior Jonathan Card is the No. 1 singles player for men's varsity tennis and also participates in the Academic Super Bowl team, and the chess and bowling clubs.

Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

By Cari Gallagher '93

Name: Jonathan Card

Class: 2017

Grade School: St. Michael

Favorite School Subject: Any class with math, especially Chemistry, and AP Psychology

Favorite Quote: “Fear can hold you prisoner, hope will set you free.” ~ Stephen King

Academic Honors: President’s Academic Excellence Award (2014, 2015, 2016); Scecina Scholar Athlete (2014, 2015, 2016); Academic All-Conference – Tennis 2015, National Honor Society

Co-Curricular Activities: Varsity Tennis, Academic Super Bowl, Chess Club, Bowling Club

Junior Jonathan Card has taken advantage of Scecina’s challenging college-prep curriculum and the full and varied student life options to grow in mind, body, and spirit as a Crusader. He is ranked 11th in his class, with a 4.13 grade point average. He is the No. 1 singles player for the men’s varsity tennis team. Jonathan is also a steward to his community, participating in service activities throughout the year.

Jonathan has been able to develop as a servant leader by volunteering for Catholic Heart Work Camp, an organization that sends teens to disadvantaged communities to provide assistance. Students receive the opportunity to serve tirelessly, think deeply, celebrate Mass and build lasting relationships with their peers. Last summer Jonathan traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, to work with Catholic charity groups. This year his youth group will volunteer in Cincinnati and possibly travel to the island of Grenada in the Caribbean.

Jonathan is serious about school and sports, but he finds time for fun and relaxation as well. Passionate about movies, Jonathan says his biggest challenge has been to explain why 'The Shawshank Redemption' is the greatest movie of all time.” He has been studying and playing the piano for nine years.

As he prepares for his senior year at Scecina and beyond, Jonathan is a man with a plan. He intends to attend Hanover College for his undergraduate education, and Valparaiso University for law school. Jonathan would like to join the FBI and crusade for judicial injustice.

Jonathan is the son of Christopher Card and Jan Merkel. His father holds a degree in Aviation Maintenance and works as an aircraft mechanic. Jan is the senior manager of I.T. Finance at Roche Diagnostic. She has a bachelor of science in accounting. The family resides in New Palestine.

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