Krista is the daughter of David and Alice Marquez. She has attended Kress schools since kindergarten. She plans to attend West Texas A&M University during the summer with the Upward Bound Bridge program. In the fall Krista will attend Texas Tech University to major in Biology. She has played trumpet in the Kress High School Band for six years. She played tennis one year and was athletic manager her senior year. She was a member of the yearbook staff for three years and was editor her junior year. She participated in ITE for all for years, receiving Best in Division and Best in State several years. She participated in Gifted and Talented her senior year. She was also inducted into the National Honor Society her sophomore year. She received an academic blanket her freshman year and received an academic patch every year after. Krista has received subject awards for history, science, English, yearbook, and math. She received a Citizenship Award her freshman year. She received all A's plaques all four years. She participated in Student Council her senior year and held the position of Historian. Krista joined Upward Bound her freshman year and received Best Overall Sophomore in 2009 and Academic Achievement in 2011. Krista competed in UIL all four year placing in her senior year in Number Sense. She is a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Tulia, Tx.