Carissa Lynn Zimmerman

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  • January 11, 2024
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Another of the deserving Pauline Visintainer Scholars is Carissa Zimmerman, a senior at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School. Carissa has attained the award after handling a number of difficult situations regarding her athletic career. She injured her right knee on different occasions while playing basketball, tearing her ACL and both meniscus during her freshman year with 7 games remaining in the season. She then tore the medical meniscus in the first summer league game heading into her senior season. Surgeries, followed by long and tedious rehabilitation, helped to make her a stronger person and better athlete.

Zimmerman has been an integral part of the success of the Lady Raiders during her four years on the court. Her unselfish play helped the Raiders back into District IV play as a sophomore, where they would finish as District IV runners-up. As a junior, the Raiders took it all the way to the top by winning the Class A District IV championship, The Raiders would repeat their District IV Championship in 2010 with a 50-25 win over Cowanesue Valley.

Carissa also made her way to the court for the Raider volleyball team and has been named to the Schuylkill League and Twin Valley League first team all stars.

She has also found time to be involved with the Library Club, Spanish Club, SADD, GAL, Respect Life Club, Pep Club, Business Club, Lourdes Spring Musical stage crew, and homecoming committee. She has also been inducted into the Spanish National Honor Society and the National Honor Society, and has served as a Student Ambassador. As a senior, she has been elected class Secretary, been a member of the Homecoming Court, and chosen as a captain for both basketball and volleyball.

She is an active member of Holy Angels Parish and is a volunteer at Serenity Gardens Assisted Living Community. Carissa has been accepted to a number of schools, including Susquehanna, Shippensburg, University of Scranton, Marywood, Duquesne, and Penn State, and will pursue a degree in Biology with a future in the medical field. She is a daughter of George and Karen Zimmerman of Kulpmont.

Categories: 2010 Hall of Fame