1st runner-up 2011
Carissa resides in Waterloo and is currently a senior at Don Bosco High School in Gilbertville. She has both an older and younger sister and younger brother. She has been touring colleges and is still undecided on her college choice, but is currently planning on a major centering on dietetics, nutrition, or exercise science, with a minor in Spanish.
In high school, she is a high honor role student and is currently the Yearbook Editor, Student Council Vice President, and National Honor Society Secretary/Treasurer. She also started 'Volunteer Wednesdays' so students could have an opportunity to volunteer in the community the first two Wednesdays of every month. She played Varsity volleyball and has been a State Speech Qualifier every year. Outside of school, she participated for many years in club volleyball with USA Volleyball and enjoys volunteering in the community. In her free time, she loves to play ping-pong; the card game ÔPhase 10Õ; work out; travel; hang out with her boyfriend, Carson; and watch her favorite TV series 'The Office'.
Carissa has been involved in many volunteer activities throughout her high school years. She volunteered at the information desk at Covenant Medical Center, Habitat for Humanity, and many, many service activities as part of the schoolÕs campus ministry and Bosco Service Club. She was selected to be in Teen Trust, a teen philanthropic group which is given the responsibility to select how to disperse $10,000 of donated monies to various non-profits who apply for consideration. Because of her various services to the community she was recognized with the Cedar Valley MayorÕs Top Teen Award and was fortunate to receive the Mother Moon Service Scholarship as well.
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