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Soaring Third Grader



Ascarate Elementary School third grader Sienna Salcido is one of 10 students from throughout the state of Texas who will present the Texas Bluebonnet Award to the winning author at the annual Texas Bluebonnet Award ceremony. The ceremony will be held in Dallas, TX during the Texas Library Association (TLA) Annual Conference, April 3 - 6, 2018.

Ascarate Elementary was randomly selected from 9 counties in the west Texas area, including El Paso County. Sienna was selected by Ascarate librarian Leticia M. Guevara to represent the region. She will present a 3 - 4 minute speech about the winning author and/or illustrator, in front of approximately 1,500 people. She will also prepare questions to ask the winning author.

“Sienna is very articulate, has very high vocabulary skills and speaks with confidence. I have no doubt that Sienna will represent west Texas and Ascarate with great pride,” says Mrs. Guevara.