WHATCOM ­— The Lynden/Ferndale Masonic Lodge on May 16 was able to recognize Lynette Ondeck of the Nooksack Valley School District as the first 2019 Educator of the Year to be honored in local districts.

Ondeck has been with the district for 29 years and she also graduated from Nooksack Valley some years ago. “She is a real community treasure!” said presenter Troy Luginbill.

There will be four more Educator of the Year presentations locally:

  • at Meridian High School at 7 p.m. May 22.
  • at Lynden High School at 6:30 p.m. May 23.
  • at Ferndale (6041 Vista Drive) at 7 p.m. on May 28.
  • also at Blaine at 7 p.m. May 28.