Star Student: Sierra Gilman

Ten-year-old Sierra Gilman is the best tetherball player on the court.

"I'm one of the people who can beat everybody," she said, flashing a dimple. "I'm really good at tetherball."

It's one of the many things she loves about school -- and there are lots.

"I like learning a lot of math and stuff," she said. "I don't really have anything I don't like about school."

Sierra and her family moved to Craig in time for her to go through fifth grade at Craig Intermediate School. She's fine-tuning her reading and math skills in summer school.

She won't be here to see how her new skills help her in sixth grade and there will be a new queen on the tether ball court.

She and her family will be moving to Oregon later this month.

"I don't really want to move to Oregon, but I'm OK with it," she said. "(Craig) is a cool little town. A lot of people in this town are nice."

Sierra likes to ride bikes with her 6-year-old sister and swim. She said she likes to talk a lot and that she's loved.

At school she gets teased all the time because she's the shortest person in the school, but that's OK.

"They're all short, too," she said.

Christina M. Currie can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 210 or ccurrie@craigdailypress.com.

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