Joseph has been a three time Four Rivers Conference medalist in cross country where he placed 5th as a sophomore, 2nd as a junior, and then became the individual conference champion this past fall.
Joseph has been a key contributor to cross country teams which have brought home trophies from four consecutive state meets. His teams finished 4th in Class 1 his freshmen year, 3rd in Class 1 his sophomore year, and then captured the Class 1 State Championship his junior year. After being bumped up to Class 2 this past fall, the team finished 3rd.
Joseph has been a three time Cross Country All-State Medalist having placed 10th as a sophomore, 11th as a junior, and then 12th this past year at the Class 2 level.
In track & field, Joseph was an All-State Medalist his junior year in the 4 x 800 m Relay as his team placed 5th. At the Four Rivers Conference Meet this past week, Joseph earned conference honors in three events. He placed 3rd in the 3200m, 2nd in the 1600m, and was a member of the conference champion 4 x 800m relay team.
Joseph has also excelled academically. He ranks 2nd in his class and plans to attend Missouri S&T University to pursue a degree in civil engineering.
Joseph is the son of Keith and Ruth Rethemeyer. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch will recognize all of the Scholar Athlete recipients in the their Thursday, May 9th edition and also at Busch Stadium prior to the St. Louis Cardinals baseball game that evening.