Senior Jack Richardson is the scholar/athlete for October at St. Vincent High School. During this fall athletic season, Richardson was recognized for his commitment and dedication to academics, community and sports.

Richardson came to the Mustangs from Petaluma High School last year as a junior, and is currently the starting quarterback on the football team. He resides in Petaluma with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Richardson. Richardson chose to change schools for the opportunity to take more advanced classes that were not available at Petaluma. He came to St. Vincent with anxious feelings as he only knew one person on campus, but has since expanded his list of friends. In fact, he recently was voted a "senior superlative" of "Best guy to take home to mom and dad." This speaks well of his character and integrity.

Entering his second year at St. Vincent, Richardson has a 3.57 GPA. He has embraced the school's motto of "Enter to learn, leave to serve" by putting in 80 hours of community service with United Cerebral Palsy.

He said he has learned many things about himself through the joy and happiness he sees from the kids afflicted with cerebral palsy.

Upon reflecting on his high school career at St. Vincent, Richardson said his most rewarding experience was being accepted and welcomed with open arms by the St. Vincent community.

Richardson hopes to attend either UC Irvine or University of Colorado at Boulder in the fall.