Jay is the founder of Kids Café, a summer lunch program. In his senior year, he was the Captain of his basketball team, baseball team, Varsity Track and Field team, Academic Bowl, President of the Spanish Club, and the Math and Science Club. Jay was the recipient of three Eagle Palms during his service with the Boy Scouts. He painted and renovated a building at school that was in disrepair while pursuing this prestigious award. Ranked #1 in class, Jay, who is from Kirksville, MO, plans to attend Oklahoma State University.