Alexa Hurtado Mendoza is a senior at West Salem High and the current President of the Students for Change (S4C) club. She has followed in her older sister’s footsteps, who served previously for 3 years in S4C, and also as President part of that time. Her vocational interests lie in the business world (banking, marketing). She is the manager of the school store, runs an Instagram page for the store as well as the MAPS Credit Union on campus, the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) at the school, and her S4C club. Alexa is also involved in managing the school website. Where does she find the time?
While her vocation is business, Alexa’s passion is to help people. She is deeply involved as a volunteer in fund-raising activities that have benefitted organizations such as “Simply Birthdays” for homeless kids, the “Liberty House” devoted to people in need, and the new building for Union Gospel Mission. She currently serves as an intern at the MAPS Credit Union in Monmouth, and has managed to persuade the MAPS people there to donate money to worthy causes, including her own S4C club.
The internship with MAPS has been instrumental in charting Alexa’s pathway to the future. Her original plan was to attend U of O in Eugene in pursuit of a business degree, but she has come to admire the community of Monmouth so much that she has decided to pursue banking and marketing at Western Oregon University (in Monmouth) instead. Lucky WOU!