Saltillo Independent School District has announced Sienna Collins and Lorena Castro as this year’s top eighth graders.
Sienna Collins’ 94.83 overall grade point average earned her the rank of eighth grade valedictorian. Lorena Castro earned salutatorian honors with a 93.16 GPA.
Both students have been involved in academic UIL, ran cross country and played basketball.
In UIL, Collins won second place honors in social studies and finished fifth in mathematics; she also won first place honors at the local science fair. Castro placed fourth in math and third in calculator as a seventh grader, and went on to win first place honors in calculator and third place in math in eighth grade.
Collins won first place honors at district in cross country and basketball; she also placed first in the 3,200-meter run, 800-meter run and high jump at district.
In fact, she says running, reading and listening to music are her hobbies and interests. Her favorite subjects in school are reading, American history and health. She also included among her school activities Junior FFA.
Castro was also played softball. Athletics, health and math are her favorite subjects. Her hobbies and interest include reading, chilling with friends, “coming up to the gym to shoot,” going out and bowling.
Collins is the daughter of Mike and Debbie Collins.
Castro’s family includes Sonia, Juan, Letty and Raul Castro.