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Eureka High grad is one of Time magazine's “Person of the Year”

EUREKA - A Eureka High School graduate is among a group picked as Time Magazine’s 2014 "Person of the Year".

The magazine chooses an individual or group each year, who they believe have made the biggest impact on the world and the news. This year, they chose a group they call the "Ebola Fighters".

Ella Watson-Stryker, a health educator for Doctors Without Borders, was among five featured Ebola caregivers.

Watson-Stryker graduated from Eureka High School in 1998. She was involved with the school newspaper and is remembered for her intelligence and strong work ethic.

"I knew Ella Watson-Stryker when she was a senior in high school. Actually she took my journalism class the year before that and then she became the Editor-in-chief of our newspaper the 'Redwood Bar' for the next year which was ’97 to ‘98.  She was intelligent and I imagine she still is. She was a good writer. I’m obviously proud,” Philip Middlemiss, a former teacher of Watson-Stryker, said.

All five Ebola fighters will be featured on separate time magazine covers. The issues will hit newsstands Friday.