‘Super Senior’ with cerebral palsy prepares for next chapter

Waco High School Super Senior Tiana Lozano. (Photo by Drake Lawson)
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) Tiana Lozano's educational journey defines what it means to be a Super Senior.

The Waco High School senior has used her mild cerebral palsy not as a crutch, but as a teaching tool to encourage others with disabilities.

She’s part of a program at Waco High that works with autistic students and although she sometimes must use a wheelchair, she gets up and plays sports with them.

"It’s hard but I want to push them more," Lozano said.

"That way they will understand that they aren’t the only one with a disability,” she says.

“It makes them stronger to see someone else in life."

Lozano plans to attend McLennan Community College after she graduates.

"She’s overcome many things I wasn’t able to," her mother, Tosha Castillo, said.

“I didn’t go to college and I don’t have any disability," Castillo said.

But as one chapter closes, another is about to begin.

As one chapter closes and another begins.

"It still hasn’t hit me,” Castillo said.

“I’m about to cry right now.... I may be the loudest one in their (graduation)."