Congratulations to our 2018 Cascade Warbirds Memorial Scholarship winners!

Cascade Warbirds squadron commander Ron Morrell and scholarship program chair Pete Jackson flank the 2018 scholarship winners who were able to attend the March membership meeting. (L-R) Ron Morrell, Alex Marshall, Jake Anderson, Jeffrey Spaeth, Mackenzie Rennhack, London Holmes, Taylor Moffitt, Joe Cavanaugh, Conner Spurling, Logan Delapp, Pete Jackson. Photo: Dan Shoemaker

Cascade Warbirds and our partner Galvin Flying are pleased to introduce this year’s scholars. From an abundance of nearly two dozen applications, we selected twelve worthy area youth.

Gada Ahmed is a senior at Franklin High School and wants to be a professional airline pilot.

Jake Anderson is a junior at Sky Valley Education Center, has volunteered at Historic Flight Foundation for over three years, and wants to be a bush or charter pilot.

Joe Cavanaugh is a junior at Emerald Ridge High School and also has thoughts of becoming a bush pilot.

Logan Delapp is a senior at Bonney Lake High School, has a nomination to attend the USAF academy (waiting to hear if he’s been accepted), and wants to become an aerospace engineer working either for Boeing or SpaceX.

Devin Graves is a sophomore at Mount Rainier High School, is a docent at the Museum of Flight, and aspires to become an aeronautical engineer working for either Boeing or Lockheed Martin.

London Holmes is a sophomore at Sammamish High School, is a member of both Civil Air Patrol and Red-Tailed Hawks, volunteers at the Museum of Flight, and aims to become a USAF pilot.

Alex Marshall is a junior at Redmond High School, hopes to attend Embry-Riddle in Prescott, and plans to become a captain for Alaska Airlines.

Taylor Moffitt is a graduate of Mount Rainier High School and currently works for Costco to earn money to jumpstart his aviation career; he wants to become a commercial pilot.
Mackenzie Rennhack is a senior at Henry M. Jackson High School and plans to attend an aviation college so she can become an airline pilot.

Jeffrey Spaeth is a senior at Raisbeck Aviation High School and has already been accepted into the aviation program at the University of North Dakota. He’s been a member of CAP for four years and hopes to join the Air Force after college.

Conner Spurling is a junior at Arlington High School, is in his third year of AFJROTC, and hopes to attend the USAF Academy. He would like to become an Air Force pilot.

Michael Zendejas is both graduating from high school this year and receiving his AA degree from Green River College. He then plans to earn his BS degree and a commission as an Army officer. Both parents were Air Force officers, his father a pilot.

We wish all these scholars the best as they pursue their aviation dreams.