Erin Sastre, 17, attends St. Charles East High School in St. Charles, Illinois. She is the editor of the indepth section of her high school newspaper, The XRay, which has won awards at the annual Northern Illinois Scholastic Press Association conference. She will graduate in 2016 and hopes to further her education and interest in journalism at MU. She enjoys expressing her creativity through writing, blogging and photography. She is captain of her swim team and is the varsity goalie for the Lady Saints water polo team. She is the daughter of Louis and Caryn Sastre and is older sister to Lauren, Mark and Matthew Sastre.