Storm Nation Foundation providing scholarships for Skyview seniors, awards $27,000

Shown here are (top row) Braeden Reese, Aiken Stribling; (middle row) Ryan Lee, Tyler Newton; (front row) Grace McNinch, Simmi Sen.
Shown here are (top row) Braeden Reese, Aiken Stribling; (middle row) Ryan Lee, Tyler Newton; (front row) Grace McNinch, Simmi Sen.

The nonprofit scholarship organization began as a committee under the umbrella of the Skyview Booster Club in 2020 as the Skyview Scholarship Fund

VANCOUVER – On June 6, at the Skyview Senior Awards Ceremony, the Storm Nation Foundation awarded scholarships totaling $27,000 to six seniors in support of their post-secondary education.

Aiken Stribling received the Jennifer Frost Taylor Outstanding Student in the Arts scholarship of $5,000. Aiken will be attending Harvard University in the fall.

Tyler Newton received the Alice & Brandon Svoboda Family Outstanding Student involved in Career & Technical Education Classes Scholarship of $2,000. Tyler will be working in the construction industry.

Simmi Sen received the Outstanding Student involved in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math Classes Scholarship of $5,000. Simmi will be attending Stanford University in the fall.

Grace McNinch received the Outstanding Student in the area of Academic Excellence scholarship of $5,000. Grace will be attending the University of Washington in the fall.

Ryan Lee received the Outstanding Student in the area of Leadership scholarship of $5,000. Ryan will be attending Penn State University in the fall.

Braeden Reese received the Payton May Family Outstanding Student in Overall Achievement scholarship. Braeden plans to attend Bellevue Community College to play baseball before transferring to Gonzaga University.

The scholarship organization began as a committee under the umbrella of the Skyview Booster Club in 2020 as the Skyview Scholarship Fund. In October of 2023, they registered as a 501 C (3) nonprofit organization, the Skyview Storm Foundation doing business as the Storm Nation Foundation.

From the beginning, the foundation’s mission has been to support Skyview High School. As staunch believers in public schools, the organization’s board of directors recognize Skyview as a shining example of how a great public school can produce outstanding graduates. For more information about the foundation, visit their website: https://www.stormnationfoundation.org.

The Storm Nation Foundation is not an endowment fund. The amount of money awarded each year is based on that year’s donations. Individuals or business who wish to support the foundation can donate here: https://www.stormnationfoundation.org/donatetoday

Award details

Jennifer Frost Taylor Outstanding Student in the Arts

A $5,000 scholarship given to a member of the senior class who has participated and excelled in classes or clubs, or other activities related to “the arts” while attending Skyview High School. This scholarship is named in memory of Jennifer Frost Taylor, an original supporter of the foundation, to honor Jennifer’s commitment and appreciation for the arts and for this organization.

Alice & Brandon Svoboda Family Outstanding Student involved in Career & Technical Education classes

A $2,000 award given to a member of the senior class who is choosing a post-secondary path in career or technical education. This is funded by the Alice & Brandon Svoboda family who recognize career and technical programs provide an important road to success for high school students and offers each student opportunities to personalize their education based on their career interests and unique learning needs.

Outstanding Student involved in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math classes

A $5,000 scholarship given to a member of the senior class who participated in Skyview STEM classes and extracurricular opportunities while demonstrating achievement, leadership, and a willingness to serve.

Outstanding Student in the area of Academic Excellence

A $5,000 scholarship given to a member of the senior class who has shown outstanding achievement in the area of academic excellence. Applicants will have achieved their academic success while modeling characteristics consistent with the Storm culture.

Outstanding Student in the area of Leadership

A $5,000 scholarship given to a member of the senior class who has shown outstanding leadership ability in school clubs, activities, and/or athletics. This student has demonstrated leadership while modeling characteristics consistent with the Storm culture.

Payton May Family Outstanding Student in Overall Achievement

A $5,000 scholarship given to a graduating member of the senior class who participated in numerous activities at the school while continually demonstrating a willingness to serve others. This scholarship is funded by the family of Payton May, a 2020 Skyview graduate, who transferred to Skyview as a sophomore and went on to achieve success in personal, scholastic and community endeavors.


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