CWI grad honored for volunteer work

A College of Western Idaho drafting-technology graduate is being honored by President Obama for her volunteer work.

Lisa Webb, of Nampa, volunteered more than 500 hours this past year. She will receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award through SkillsUSA, a nonprofit that works to build a skilled workforce. She is the first Idahoan to receive the award.

Webb has done most of her volunteering at the Nampa Optimist Football program, where she started three years ago.

“I actually lost my job a couple of years ago,” Webb said. “I’m the type of person who has to be doing something. It helped me… and it also helped the kids. I do a lot of it, because I get to see these kids who change, so it’s a lot of fun for me.”

Webb will be recognized for her contributions at a national SkillsUSA competition in Louisville later this month. She graduated from CWI in May.