Western Washington University (WWU) is proud to announce that Lyons resident and LHS class of 2009 graduate Rebecca Rae Ortega (daughter of Ron and Cathy Ortega) received a $1,000 Women of Western Scholarship Endowment for the 2012-2013 academic year. Women of Western provide scholarships based on academic achievement, leadership qualities
and the need for financial assistance. Special consideration may be given to students who are direct descendants of a Women of Western member.
Rebecca, now in her senior year, has during her time at WWU achieved a 3.94 GPA and is majoring in Biology and Anthropology. She graduated from Lyons High School in 2009. Her other scholastic honors include the Holzman Biology Endowment, Patricia Swenson Scholarship, WECU Scholarship, Alumni Association Leader Scholarship, MAP Scholarship, WUE Scholarship, and a Phi Kappa Phi membership.
When not hitting the books, Rebecca is an assistant producer for Fourth Wall Films, a weekend manager for Bellingham Tennis Club, a volunteer producer for Void Walker, and a teacher’s assistant for Anatomy, Physiology, and Bio-Anthropology. She hopes to become an orthopedic registered nurse after graduation. Congratulations Rebecca Ortega!