Photos from Brett’s Run 2017 can be found on the Brett Akio Jensen Memorial Scholarship Facebook Page. Once you are on that Facebook page, go to Photos. There is a folder titled Brett’s Run 2017. Thanks to Don and Liz Healy for all the great pics!
As seen in the Herald of Everett, OPINION, Sat, Sept 2, 2017- LINK
The Brett Jensen Memorial Walk and Run 8 is in the books. Family, friends, neighbors, community members, athletes and coaches gathered at Everett’s Legion Memorial Park last Saturday to remember Brett, encourage health and fitness, raise some funds to continue the scholarship program, and have some fun.
All four goals were accomplished. The weather was wonderful and the 3.6 mile route down Alverson and Grand was beautiful. Carpe diem! We truly did seize the day.
We want to sincerely thank the Everett Parks and Police departments, the participants, the business sponsors, the volunteers and silent auction donors. All of these groups are critical to the success of this event.
In May, because of all of the support, The Brett Jensen Memorial Scholarship Foundation was able to award $15,000 in scholarship money through the Rotary Club of Everett and Cascade High School. To see the 2017 and previous scholarship recipients, please visit our website at brettjensen.wordpress.com
Don and Jan Jensen
Direct link to past scholarship recipients: HERE
It’s Your Birthday! Brett Akio Jensen August 28, 1982 – May 7, 2002 We continue to celebrate your life as you turn 35 years old. Friends, family, and community remembered you at your Memorial Walk and Run with music, laughter, memories, and sunshine. We love you and miss you, Mom, Dad, and Megan brettjensen.wordpress.com
Published in The Herald (Everett) on Aug. 28, 2017
Julie Mulstein’s article in The Herald, Wed, Aug 23, 2017:
Brett Jensen would have turned 35 next week. A top student, ASB president and athlete in Cascade High School’s Class of 2001, he died the year after graduation. His life of achievement ended when he fell from a fraternity house near the University of Washington campus.
Zack Demars, another standout Cascade graduate, never had the chance to meet Jensen.
“I was just 2 years old when he passed away,” said Demars, 18, who on Monday was featured as The Herald’s Super Kid. “There’s no way I could have met him, but I’m so affected by his story. Everyone at Cascade is impacted. The Everett community is impacted.”……..
Read the entire article:
- Link: The Herald, Wed, Aug 23, 2017, Julie Mulstein- https://www.heraldnet.com/news/bretts-runwalk-helps-fund-scholarships-for-cascade-graduates/
- Open a PDF copy of the article HERE
Sara Thomas is the 2017 recipient of Cascade High School’s Brett Akio Jensen Memorial Scholarship. Sara has proven herself in so many ways: community involvement, activity planner and participant at CHS, is a leader by example, “phenomenal and exceptional”. We are proud to award Sara Thomas $5000. She will be attending Boise State in the fall.
Cascade High School senior Zach Demars is the recipient of the $10,000 Everett Rotary/Brett Akio Jensen Memorial Scholarship! Zach is involved, scholarly, talented…and very deserving of this award. Zach will be attending University of Oregon in the fall and will soon be a proud graduate of Cascade High School!
Here it is, hot off the press, the 2017 Brett’s Run poster! These are the sponsors who help make this such a special event and we appreciate the support!
The posters are created by Randy Hughes each year. Thanks Randy!
Download the poster as a .jpg file by clicking here: Poster- JPG
Download as a .pdf file by clicking here: Poster- PDF
Click on the image above for a slide show of all the images in the mosaic
Each year Cascade High School students, staff and the very supportive community pull off an amazing food and toy drive to help needy families during the holidays. Food and toys are collected, then everything is organized. Volunteers shop for families the deliver the food and toys to the needy families.