Isabella Godlis has racked up more scholarly and philanthropic achievements than most people do in a lifetime.
That’s why the water polo player and swimmer was named Dos Pueblos High’s Scholar Athlete of the Year on Monday at the SB Athletic Round Table press luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Cafe.
Godlis was the captain of the varsity water polo team for four straight year, winning the Channel League each year and finishing fourth, second and fifth in the last three CIF Div. 1 playoffs. She was honorable mention All-Channel League in 2019 and took home the DP Coaches Award.
She’s played in the Junior Olympics for the last five years and took first place in the gold division in 2018-19.
She swam for three years at DP and plans to continue her water polo career at Brown university in Providence, R.I. She’ll be pursuing a Master’s Degree, majoring in Business/Econ and minoring in Psychology.
Godlis has a 4.78 GPA and is a four-year member of the National Honors Society. Her current class schedule includes DPEA Mechatronics and Honors Chemistry as well as Math and English classes at SBCC.
“My favorite class as a junior was AP Psychology,” said Godlis. “It really peaked my interest in psychology and inspired me to minor in it in college.I believe that knowledge of psychology is hugely helpful in any field involving people, especially business. Taking the class also fueled my interest and passion for mental health.”
She also participates in the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy and says it’s unlike any program she’s ever been in.
Her list of school and community involvement is long and impressive:
— DPEA grant writing business team (10th grade)
— Youth Wellness Connection Council Member (11th-12th; Co-President in 12th grade)
— Volunteed to help organize the first Youth Innovation Idea Lab, a summit combining people from 4 counties to discuss possible initiatives to increase preventative mental health care in schools for youth.
— National Charity League (6 years)
— National Love on a Leash Therapy Dog Handler
— Swim Instructor for 3 summers at Dos Pueblos
— I Madonnari Leadership Committee (2 years)
— Volunteer for TEDx, Santa Barbara
— Selected to attend HOBY Leadership Seminar, where she learned individual, group and global leadership techniques based around service and lifelong learning. Completed Leadership for Service 100 Hours Challenge, earning the Presidential Service Award.