Today we shine the #SeniorSpotlight on Suffern High School’s “Diver,” Carleigh Schlissel. Carleigh has had an amazingly academic, athletic and extracurricular career at Suffern that has helped to shape her life and future.
She has been a member of the Suffern Swim and Dive Team since 7th grade, being a co-captain for the team this past year. In addition to breaking Suffern High School’s 12-year-old record for six dives, setting a new County Record in the process, and being “A Three-Peat County Dive Champion”, she was also a member of the SHS Crew Team for past four years and the coxswain for the past two years for the boys lightweight 4 (otherwise known as “The Itty Bitty Boys 4”). She has been a member of the French, English, History, and Math Honor Societies, serving as President of the French Honor Society this past year and has been involved with several clubs such as USO, The Friends of Rachel Club, and Heroes & Cool Kids. She was also part of the Peer Leadership group this past year, working with incoming ninth graders.
A fun fact about Carleigh – she has been serving as the “Voice of Suffern High School” this year as she broadcast the school’s morning announcements each day.
“I think the main highlights of my time at SHS have been being able to make a six-year dream of breaking a school record become a reality, participating in the great team sport of crew, and having been given the opportunity to address the school’s student body and faculty every day over the loudspeaker. I have made such amazing friendships and am grateful for having been able to work with many of Suffern’s incredibly gifted teachers. My favorite memory of high school is Spirit Day each year because of the extreme school enthusiasm the day brings. While I feel ready for the next step in my life, I will never forget where I came from, treasuring my time at SHS”.
After graduation, Carleigh is excited to be heading off to the University of Rhode Island, where she will dive for The University of Rhode Island Rams, a Division I, member of The Atlantic 10 Conference. It is at the university that she will begin to cultivate several of her career interests into a solid course of study.