WHS Student Named Future First Citizen Winner
Willamette senior Elizabeth Ortiz has been named the Future First Citizen by the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce.
Along with being Wil-Hi’s senior class president, Elizabeth is a peer tutor, a PeaceHealth volunteer, the Head Coordinator of the Wolverine Pageant, the WHS student representative to the School Board, and is involved in a number of other groups, clubs and activities at school and in the community.
Arriving in the U.S. from Mexico 11 years ago, Elizabeth spoke no English. Now eloquently bi-lingual, her long-term goal is to become a neonatal surgeon.
The award, presented in front of hundreds of people at the Chamber’s 66th annual Celebration of Business, recognizes a local high school senior who has made notable contributions to our community.
Her selection as Future First Citizen is well-deserved. Elizabeth is an outstanding representative of Bethel and the City of Eugene.