Cathy McMorris Rodgers honored for roots

Special to the Statesman-Examiner

Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., was given the Distinguished Alumni Medallion Award during the 10th anniversary legacy award gala in Washington, D.C., on March 12. She also joined three other award recipients for a panel discussion on how 4-H shaped their lives. McMorris Rodgers grew up in Kettle Falls and saved up money working in her family's orchard and fruit stand, and selling her 4-H animals at the county fair to become the first person in her family to graduate college.