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A Step Above: A Step Above – Carly Schiess

Green Valley High School
Class of 2013

Bump, set, spike. Volleyball is a sport that requires consistent focus and strong follow through, just a couple of the outstanding qualities shown by State Championship player and Green Valley High School senior Carly Schiess. A dreamer and wanderer at heart, Carly hopes to one day travel the world from London to Costa Rica and beyond, not just for her own personal growth but to participate in humanitarian efforts, a dedication she’s shown at the local level with charity groups such as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Earnest, strong willed and committed to inspiring all those around her, Carly Schiess stands – A Step Above.

G.P.A.: 4.17


  • Varsity Volleyball, 2009-Present, Co-Captain, 2012
  • Las Vegas Premiere Soccer Club, 2005-09
  • Nevada Juniors Volleyball Club, 2007-11
  • Edge Volleyball Club, 2012
  • Student Council, 2009-Present
  • Freshman Class President, 2009-10; Sophomore Class President, 2010-11
  • Junior Class Secretary, 2011-12
  • Student Body Second Vice President, 2012
  • Psychology Club, 2011

Awards/Community Service

  • Scholar Athlete, 2009-12
  • Nevada State Volleyball Champions, 2011
  • Sunrise Region Volleyball Champions, 2009-11
  • Las Vegas Invitational Champions, 2012
  • Las Vegas Invitational All-Tournament Team, 2011-12
  • Green Valley Varsity Most Valuable Offensive Player, 2010
  • Green Valley Varsity Co-MVP, 2011
  • Lullaby Connection, 2010-12
  • Gators Give, 2009-Present
  • Santa Run, 2011
  • JDRF Walk for the Cure & Gala, 2011

Goals & Aspirations: “I would like to attend college and study abroad in London, then study abroad once again in Costa Rica or a Central American country and participate in a humanitarian project. I would then like to get married and start a family and continue to travel around the world and keep participating in humanitarian projects.”

Carly Looks Up To: “I look up to my sister Lindsey. She always looks out for me and she always does what she knows is right. She sticks to her morals and gives great advice in every situation.”

Carly is Stronger and Wiser Because: “My seven year old handicapped nephew moved in with my family when I was ten years old. He taught me to be patient and loving to all people.”

Part of the Solution: “The main focus of young adults today seems to be to fit in. Young adults care too much about what other people think, which persuades them to do things that they should not do. I can help by letting people know there is more to life than fitting in and caring about what people think.”

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