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Rebecca N. Funke ... recipient of Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in Spain. - Contributed photo
Rebecca N. Funke ... recipient of Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in Spain.
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Rebecca N. Funke has been selected by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to receive a Fulbright grant award to teach English in Spain for the 2009-10 school year.

Funke will represent the United States by demonstrating the qualities of service excellence and leadership which are the hallmark of the Fulbright program. The principal purpose of the Fulbright program is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of more than 150 participating countries. Fulbrighters enrich the educational, political, economic, social and cultural lives in countries around the world.

Funke will teach English to elementary students at the Can Andres Primary School in Colmenar Viejo, a small town located on the outskirts of Madrid, Spain.

Funke is a 2004 graduate of Friday Harbor High School and is the daughter of Kerry and Beth Anderson and granddaughter of Frank and Nelda Hastings, Friday Harbor.

She is graduating from Central Washington University.

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