Joe is ranked #1 in his class of 219 with a GPA of 97.43. He has been accepted to attend Duke University with a major in Biology. He is the son of Joseph and Melissa Picoraro.
Joe participated in Soccer, Swimming and Diving, and Lacrosse for the Red Riot and was the team captain in Swimming & Diving and Lacrosse. He is most recognized as a diver who helped his team win the first (and only) state diving championship in 2000. In 2001 he was the Southwestern Maine Diving Champion and was named as Maine's Diver of the Year. Additionally, he has received numerous awards for sportsmanship and dedication. "While Joe is silent in demeanor, his actions are enormously loud. I hear of officials talk of Joe's character, sportsmanship, and team leadership. Joe was the one that all team members looked to for leadership, and Joe was one step ahead of them."
Joe was a member of Dirigo Boys' State, jazz Ensemble. Math Team, and Latin Club. In achieving the honor of Class of 2001 valedictorian he also received numerous academic awards including the Bausch & Lomb Science Award, Harvard Book Award, and Xerox Humanities and Social Sciences Award. He is also involved with youth activities and received an Eagle Scout award for community service. "His fellow athletes sense, as do his teachers, that here is an individual of the highest integrity and character."
Maine Sports Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 2
Cumberland, ME 04021
Phone (207) 807-7666
The Maine Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1972 for the purpose of: 1) appointing and bestowing recognition awards and scholarships to outstanding Maine high school scholar-athletes; and, 2) to formally honor and memorialize Maine athletes and sports figures who have brought distinction and honor to the state of Maine.