Southampton senior one of 34 in state to receive the recognition

Palumbo, A Positive Athlete




Southampton High School senior Caroline Palumbo was one of 34 New York state athletes to earn the title of Positive Multi-Sport Athlete by the Positive Athlete New York program. She will be presented with her award at a New York Mets baseball game July 23.

Palumbo earned the award by displaying optimism, care for others, and by always encouraging her teammates to give 100 percent.

During her high school career, Palumbo played varsity and junior varsity soccer and served as captain of the varsity winter and spring track teams. She currently holds the school’s 55-meter hurdles record (9.44 seconds), placed fifth in the county in that event this year, and received All-League honors.

Along with her athletic participation, she was a member of Athletes Helping Athletes, Natural Helpers, and the student council, as well as president of Best Buddies. The recent graduate, who plans to attend Occidental College in the fall with a double major in Spanish and education, also volunteered her time assisting with the district’s sports program and with Special Olympics.

Outside of school, Palumbo is involved with the Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance program and The Retreat in East Hampton.

She did all of this while maintaining a high grade-point average. She is an AP Scholar with Distinction; a member of the National, Latin, and Spanish honor societies; and graduated summa cum laude.

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