“If you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything”
“Carpe diem…Seize the day!” These words epitomize Brett Akio Jensen’s zest for life, passion for learning, and exuberant personality. In his short life, Brett touched and influenced the lives of so many people and truly left an everlasting impact on his family, his friends, and Cascade High School.
Brett graduated from Cascade High School with the class of 2001 as ASB President, a member of the Hall of Fame, a 4.0 scholar, and a graduation speaker. Throughout his high school career, Brett was involved in student leadership, government, football, track, community service, Hi-Q team, and many other activities. Above all, he was a sensitive, kind, funny, and loving human being.
This scholarship was established in memory of Brett Akio Jensen, who tragically and unexpectedly died in a fall at the University of Washington on May 7, 2002. Because Brett was a life-long learner, the Jensen family, relatives, many friends, and the community generously donated to Brett’s scholarship fund. This fund enables a Cascade High School student to continue efforts to reach his/her dreams and goals through a post-high school education.
The Brett Akio Jensen Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving Cascade High School senior in the amount of $5000. In making the selection of the recipient, a scholarship committee will give consideration based on academics (minimum 3.2 GPA), leadership, school and community activities, character, and post-secondary educational goals (4 year university, 2 year community college, and/ or vocational/ technical college)
Please complete the attached application and return to Mrs. Taylor at the Cascade High School Counseling Center by April 18, 2017 (Tuesday)