Megan Hodge

About Me

Megan Hodge attends St. Anthony High School. She is involved in National Honor Society, history club, Campus Ministry Club, and Catholic Athletes for Christ. Megan also competes on her school’s varsity tennis team, is active in the school musical, and participates as a Eucharistic Minister at her Church. In her free time, Megan likes to read, participating in a small book club, and paint, which she attends private lessons for. She recently won a congressional art competition and was honored to travel to Washington, D.C. to meet with Congressman John Shimkus. She also enjoys travelling, including destinations like Krakow, Poland for World Youth Day. Megan is employed part time at Martin’s IGA in Effingham. She is also active in her community, volunteering at the Lake Sara Dam Run and the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics. Megan wishes to attain a degree in business, finance, or accounting in college.

“This year, I am looking forward to gaining a specific skill set that I believe only CEO will be able to provide me. I think this journey will affect the way I interact with others for the rest of my life and help me grow as an individual.”

About My Business

Megan Hodge is the co-founder of J&M String Art and Wood Burning, along with Jake Brandt. J&M creates quality home décor for homes, rooms, and college dorms. Each piece is carefully hand crafted by Megan and Jake with wood sourced from John Boos. Contact Megan and Jake at and check them out on Instagram @jm_stringart. Megan is attending Southern Illinois University Edwardsville this fall to study business. Mentored by Sherrie Busby of Heartland Dental.

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