Artistic, athletic, and humble are just a few of the words often used to describe Joey. Throughout high school, he was very involved at Central Catholic and continued to do his best right up until the end of his senior year, maintaining a 3.5 GPA.
When it comes to sports, Joey played football during his first two years of high school as a fullback, defensive end and right guard. He also spent two years on the varsity track team.
One of the things that really separates Joey from his peers is the fact that he has been playing the guitar for the past six years and is entirely self-taught. Joey even played music for his school every month during Mass.
Joey also loves to give back to his community and has completed more than 40 hours of community service a year, as well as regularly volunteering at Sipherd Elementary in Modesto.
Whether it's playing sports, playing the guitar or helping others, Joey always strives for the best.
Joey plans to attend Cabrillo College for two years and then transfer to California State University, Stanislaus, where he will major in psychology.
PARENTS: Joerg Wittke, Elizabeth Orozco-Wittke
SIBLINGS: Alix Wittke, Matt Nicholson, Autumn Nicholson
HOBBIES: Playing the guitar
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: My grandfather Jose Orozco and my uncle Max Nicholson
LAST BOOK I READ FOR PLEASURE: "Identical," by Ellen Hopkins
FAVORITE TV SHOW: "American Horror Story"
FAVORITE MOVIES: "Mean Girls," "Inception," "Finding Nemo" and "Up"
FAVORITE MUSIC: Dance Gavin Dance, The Devil Wears Prada, Led Zeppelin, Of Mice & Men
BIGGEST FEAR: Being unsuccessful
ADVICE FOR CHILDREN: Always put 100 percent into your schoolwork, because that is what will get you somewhere in life.
ADVICE FOR ADULTS: Remember, you were young once, too.
WHAT I'D TELL THE PRESIDENT: Leave your mark on history on a positive note.
WHERE I'LL BE IN 10 YEARS: Hopefully in New York City and content with life