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WES Scholars

Kayla Fratt ’16 and Amairani Alamillo ’16 are two of the 21 current WES scholars, and they exemplify the students that the Woman’s Educational Society chooses to support, women who demonstrate “achievement, academic success and personal promise.”

Kayla weaves her passions into her academic work and other pursuits. A lover of the outdoors, she will graduate this May with a degree in organismal biology and ecology. She is the founder and captain of the CC Nordic ski team, a kayaking instructor, and a writer for The Catalyst.

Amairani, a Spanish major, dance minor, and pre-med student, has been a leader during her time at CC: she co-chairs SOMOS (the Hispanic/Latino campus organization), and co-authored and presented a petition to diversify the CC curriculum.

WES scholars are supported with a financial award toward tuition and books as well as through a strong network of community members who fundraise, organize social events, and mentor students.

According to Kayla, “WES is a really great community of supportive women and mentors, which has been a great network of emotional support.”

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