Senior PASF member earns scholarship for trip to Costa Rica

Ebonie Herrera and Nellie Barrera

Lufkin High School senior Janet Mendoza has earned a scholarship that will let her enjoy a trip to Costa Rica. (Photo by EBONIE HERRERA/Lufkin High School Panther Growls news)

A Lufkin High School senior has received a scholarship through the Pan American Student Foundation that will let her go to Costa Rica this year.

Various programs at Lufkin High School offer many scholarships for students. Janet Mendoza said she received the cultural scholarship offered by the Spanish Club and its sponsor.

“They pay for a full-ride trip to the country of choice, Costa Rica, and pay for a hotel and tickets,” she said.

Mendoza said the students who receive the scholarship only need to bring money for food and souvenirs.

Mendoza has been in the Spanish Club for a number of years. She said she was excited to experience and enjoy new cultures.