Senior Spotlight: Carmelo Russo


Paige Harding

A Saint Joseph Grade school alumni, Carmelo Russo, made sure to stay busy during his 4 four years in high school. This was through being involved in several clubs and extracurricular activities including Societal and Ecological Concerns Organization (SECO), National Honors Society, Track and Cross Country, 3 years of mock trial, and Waves of Welldoing Charity. Lastly, he also finds time to volunteer at the Northeast Food Pantry and The Ronald Mcdonald House. For track and cross country he has been a captain for both and won several awards with a few being: all-conference, academic all-state, academic all-NIC, and state finalist.

His plans after high school are to attend Indiana University to major in actuarial sciences at Kelley School of Business. His goal for after college is to work as an actuary or/and possibly work at one of the “big 4″ firms that IU’s.

When asked what advice he would give to underclassmen in track/cross country or anyone in general he stated” ‘Repetition beats the competition’ working hard for months at a time is going to demonstrate strong results and provides an extremely rewarding experience.”

Russo is hoping to break off as much time on his 2 mile and lead his 4×8 team as far as they can in the state series.

Be sure to congratulate him on his accomplishments and an amazing end to his senior track season!