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Cartwright, Feijen top Saltillo JH grads

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Saltillo Junior High has named Jillian Cartwright and Sylvia Feijen as this year’s top eighth graders.

Jillian Christine Cartwright, daughter of David and Holly Cartwright, was named Saltillo JH valedictorian with a 91.8 grade point average. 

She has been active in academic UIL activities both years of junior high. In seventh grade, she competed in spelling, and earned first place honors in ready writing and second place honors in impromptu speaking. She also competed in ready writing in eighth grade.

In addition to her studies and academic endeavors, Cartwright is also involved in Wesley United Methodist Church youth program and Christian Council on Youth Ministries. She is also part of the Ladies Pro Golf Association.

Her hobbies and interests include playing piano, writing, drawing, reading, collecting decorative pins, painting, singing and poetry.

Sylvia Vanessa Feijen, daughter of Jeanette Feijen and Frans Feijen, was named salutatorian with a 91.1 GPA.

Feijen has been on the AB Honor Roll both years of junior high.

She too was involved in academic UIL activities both years. She competed in dictionary skills and placed sixth in editorial writing in seventh grade. In eighth grade, she competed in science and maps, graphs and charts; won third place honors in calculator skills; tied for fourth in art; and placed fifth in editorial writing.

Her hobbies and interests include drawing, coloring, quotes and taking photos.

In the future, she would like to be a fashion designer, architect and photographer.

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