M-A's Carlson named CCS Female Scholar-Athlete of Year


Sarah "Sally" Carlson, a senior at Menlo-Atherton High, has been named CCS Female Scholar Athlete of the Year. This is the first year for this new award.

Carlson, who received a $1,500 scholarship for her honor, has been a standout in varsity tennis, basketball and lacrosse during her four years at M-A. She captained the tennis and lacrosse teams, where she won various all-league honors.

In basketball, Carlson was a defensive standout on the Bears' NorCal Division 1 semifinalist team that won 22 straight games and finished 27-5 overall in 2016.

She is an active community service volunteer who is president of the M-A Key Club and a Presidents Award winner from National Charity League. A community service organizer for the Key Club, Carlson is responsible for organizing volunteer opportunities for more than 40 of her peers and often coordinates with non-profits, runs meetings, and ensures that students are getting out in the community to give back.

In the classroom, Carlson is an outstanding student with a 3.89 GPA. Her teachers speak to her eagerness to enroll in the most challenging courses at Menlo-Atherton and her strong work ethic.

With a keen interest in the sciences, Carlson may pursue science and management in college. She will attend Claremont McKenna College in the fall, where she will play lacrosse.

The CCS, meanwhile, also announced the 18 recipients of the CCS Scholar-Athlete scholarships for the 2015-16 school year. The student-athletes were nominated by their schools and put forth to their leagues for selection.

Castilleja senior Ellie Chen was among those selected, making her a finalist for the female scholar-athlete award won by Carlson. Chen received a $500 scholarship.

— Palo Alto Online Sports


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Posted by CMS
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Apr 22, 2016 at 12:27 pm

Way to go Sally! CMS is so proud of you!

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Posted by AMY
a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Apr 22, 2016 at 4:50 pm

Bravo. Sally is both a fine athlete in all senses and a FINE HUMAN BEING. So glad to see this!

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