Student of the Week: Brianna Castellini, FMHS

Brianna Castellini

Name: Brianna Castellini

School: Fruita Monument High School

GPA: 3.95

After-school activities: Speech and debate, newspaper, literary magazine.

Favorite book: “The Last Days of Summer” by Steve Kluger.

Favorite show: “NUMB3RS.”

Favorite Web site: My Web site,

Most played song on your iPod: “Wine Red” by The Hush Sound.

Parents: Rick and Beth Castellini.

Personal hero and why: My best friend, Rachel, because no matter how crazy I get sometimes, she’s always there to calm me down and cheer me up. I’d be lost without her.

Preferred college: Pacific University.

Preferred career: Novelist.

Greatest achievement so far: Finishing my first novel.

What you’d like to be your next greatest achievement: Publishing a novel.


Q: What has been your favorite class in high school and why?

A: Advanced Placement Literature, because I’ve gotten to read classics I had been too intimidated to read previously, and I’ve grown as a writer exponentially.

Q: How do you prepare for a big test?

A: I take practice tests, fill out study guides and quiz my friends in the class.

Q: If you could have your pick of service projects, who would you help and how?

A: Advanced elementary school kids, because I remember how cool it was to have older students work with me and teach me that it’s not a bad thing to be smart.

Q: What does it say under “interests” on your Facebook page?

A: Reading, writing, arguing, music.

Q: What’s the best advice a teacher, coach or parent has ever given you?

A: Always put your name on your paper.

Q: Where would you like to be in 10 years?

A: In a foreign coffee shop, writing novels contentedly.


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