Serra junior Jack Dugoni has enjoyed a recent run of excellence with regard to standardized tests, most notably earning a perfect 36 on the February ACT exam. Last June, Jack nearly aced the SAT as well, scoring 1580 out of 1600. Holding a 4.75 weighted GPA, Jack has flourished academically at Serra. He is taking a course load this semester that includes AP physics, AP US history and AP English.
An aspiring engineer, Jack said that his AP physics class, taught by Eric Plett, piqued his interest in the field and steered him to focus on engineering as career. Specifically, Jack is considering majoring in aerospace, aeronautical or ocean engineering. Boasting a transcript that features just one A-minus in his high school career, Jack is interested in universities including Princeton, Duke, Dartmouth and Stanford.
Jack is a well-rounded Padre, exhibiting leadership as the junior class vice-president and superior writing skills as a regular reporter for The Friar newspaper. He is also involved in athletics, running cross country in the fall and rowing for Serra's crew team in the winter and spring. Jack is also involved in clubs and is the co-president of the Trivia Club.
"Being at Serra has allowed me to become passionate about school, which has made me more focused and dedicated in all of my classes," Jack said. "My favorite experience at Serra has been building so many strong friendships, both through sports and academics."
Jack's Padre roots run deep. His father, Larry, graduated from Serra in 1986 and is a former chair of Serra's Board of Regents. The branches of his Serra family tree extend from there, boasting four Padre uncles and four aunts who are graduates of Mercy-Burlingame. Jack's brother, Luke, is a sophomore at Serra and his uncle, Sean '89, is a Serra teacher and coach. His cousin, Thomas Cox, is a Serra graduate from the Class of 2012.
We are proud of Jack's accomplishments here at Serra, and we are proud to feature him as an outstanding member of Serra's Class of 2020.