Jessalyn M. Carpino, a 2008 Payson High School graduate, has recently been invited to the Northern Arizona Hispanic Honor Society, as well as The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, with inductions to be forthcoming in both honor societies.
Carpino was also selected this past fall 2008 to be in the NAU EDGE Leadership Program, which is in essence, a freshmen helping students leadership program. She has recently been selected to be an EDGE team leader for the incoming fall 2009-2010 school year.
Carpino will be employed this summer as a Northern Arizona University orientation leader. The purpose of orientation leaders is to assist incoming freshmen and transfer students to better transition to college life at NAU. Only a select number of students are chosen from several applicants.
In addition to her university coursework, the online Internet campus magazine Plaid Weekly currently employs Carpino. She also is involved with KJACK, the school’s student-run radio station.
Her first semester in the Fall of 2008, she obtained a 4.0 grade-point average.
She is the daughter of Payson residents, John and Luann Carpino. She is currently working on a dual major of arts education and theater studies.