JP was an honor roll student at Whitefish Bay High School, a comprehensive public secondary school located in the village of Whitefish BayWisconsin. Enrollment is about 1000 students, in grades 9 through 12.  JP's father Joe Sr. graduated from Whitefish Bay in 1960.  The school colors are blue and grey. The school's mascot is the "Blue Duke".  

JP's extracurricular activities included:

Youth For Understanding - Foreign Exchange Program

in Queensland, Australia

Advanced Placement Art at the Milwaukee Museum

Mathematics Team

Varsity Football - Team Captain (North Shore Conference champions)

Wind Ensemble/Band - Percussionist