Thanks for all the support, we really appreciate it!
Last week was scholarship week. Two more Brett Akio Jensen Memorial Scholarships totaling $15,000 were awarded through the Rotary Club of Everett and Cascade High School.
Both recipients, Joe Hofman and Lily Sullivan, will soon be graduates of Cascade High School. Like Brett, both of these outstanding students love their family, their friends, and life. We are proud to continue Brett’s legacy by furthering their education.
Joe is the recipient of the Everett Rotary-Brett Jensen Scholarship which combined, is $10,000. He is heading to Georgetown University to study pre-law and is also going to be on the diving team.
Lily Sullivan is the recipient of the $5000 Brett Akio Jensen Memorial Scholarship. She will be attending Western Washington University, and is planning on majoring in special education. She exemplifies Brett’s heart and compassion.
Also, if you wish to register for the Brett Jensen Memorial Walk and Run (August 24, 2019) click here: REGISTER – BRETT”S RUN 2019
Without your love and support, these scholarships would not be possible.
Brett Akio Jensen Foundation
Cascade High School senior Lily Sullivan is the recipient of the $5000 Brett Akio Jensen Memorial Scholarship. She will be attending Western Washington University in the all and she is planning on majoring in special education. She exemplifies Brett’s heart and compassion.
Don and Jan Jensen presented Joseph Hofman with a lei and the Brett Akio Jensen Scholarship for $10,000. The Rotary Club of Everett presented more than $227,000 in scholarships to college-bound seniors.
Before a crowd at Everett School District headquarters, Jan Jensen placed a lei around Joe Hofman’s neck. Headed to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., with a plan to study international affairs, Hofman was described as a “well-rounded” student who’d been on Cascade’s swim, dive and tennis teams.
Remembering Brett Jensen August 28, 1982 – May 7, 2002 To laugh often and much. To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others. To leave the world a bit better. To Know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded -poetic license to RW. Emerson- Brett, you are loved and missed. Love, Mom, Dad, and Megan brettjensen.wordpress.com
Published in The Herald (Everett) on May 7, 2019: Link
Check out this slide show/video made with the amazing photos taken by Liz and Don Healy! The presentation ends with two photos of Jim Ruck, a friend, neighbor, and loyal Coug, who passed away in November. Jim last completed the run 3 years ago when he was 86 years old! This past year, at age 89, it took everything Jim had to attend the event and it meant the world to the Jensens.
The Cascade High School Holiday Food Drive is an amazing event! Students learn the value in giving and investing in their community, and in helping out those in need during the holidays. For many students, helping pull off this food drive is a favorite high school experience.
The Jensens make it even more special with their turkey donation each year, adding a turkey (18-20 lbs each) to the food donation for each family.
The Herald, LETTERS, Saturday, September 8, 2018 1:30am
The Brett Jensen Memorial Walk and Run 9 was held Aug. 25 at Legion Memorial Park in North Everett. The skies cleared and the smoke disappeared, which made for a wonderful gathering of family, friends, Cascade High School athletes and coaches, and community members. There were treats for the dogs, a clown for the kids, and Starbucks coffee and Top Pot doughnuts for the adults. Some participants ran, some walked, and some just hung out and visited.
We would like to sincerely thank all of the participants, the volunteers, the business sponsors, and the silent auction donors for their generosity and support of this event. Also, we appreciate the Everett Parks and Recreation Department and the City of Everett for helping make the process of putting on this event go smoothly.
All proceeds go into our scholarship fund which allows us to grant awards to deserving high school seniors to assist them in their pursuit of higher education at a vocational technical college, a community college or four-year university. These scholarships are given through Cascade High School and the Rotary Club of Everett. Since its inception, the Brett Jensen Scholarship Foundation has awarded nearly $170,000.
Please save the date, August 24, 2019, for next year’s event.
Don, Janice and Megan Jensen
August 28, 1982 – May 7, 2002 Your friends, family, and community gathered to celebrate your birthday this past Saturday at your Memorial Walk/Run #9. It was a day filled with smiles, laughter, warm memories, and a few tears. You are missed, you are remembered, and you are loved. Love, Mom, Dad, and Megan
We really appreciate all who came out and made the day special, we couldn’t pull this off without the help and support of many people. Thank you!
Please check back soon for photos of the event!