Lisette Palomo Named News 12 Scholar Athlete

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West Hempstead High School senior, Lisette Palomo has been recognized as a News12 Scholar Athlete for her outstanding academic and athleticism. She also received a $1,000 scholarship from the Bethpage Federal Credit Union Hempstead branch.

Throughout her tenure at West Hempstead High School, Lisette has been enrolled in Advanced Placement, college-level and honors courses where she earned a 99.86 GPA. On her SATs, Lisette received a 1320. She also is in numerous clubs and organizations at the school as well as plays two musical instruments.

Outside of the classroom, Lisette is on multiple sports teams including lacrosse, basketball, badminton and soccer.

As a member of the girls varsity soccer team since the eighth-grader, Lisette has led the Rams to 43 wins, four playoff appearances and one conference championship.

With 72 points consisting of 49 goals and 23 assists, Lisette currently holds the second highest number of career points in West Hempstead history. Among her accomplishments, she has been named an All-County athlete for three consecutive years, was on the fourth team All-State as a senior, and was featured as one of Newsday’s Top 50 Girls Soccer Players to Watch. She also was voted the Nassau County Girls Varsity Soccer Player of the Year in Conference AB3. She will attend Iona College in the fall.

To see the full interview, watch News 12’s Scholar Athlete segment beginning on Tuesday, March 28 at 5 p.m. Congratulations, Lisette!