Congratulations to our 2021 Cascade Warbirds Memorial Scholarship winners!

Once again, we received an excellent set of applications. In fact, between our generous donors and the number of promising applications, we extended the application deadline by a month.

Jacob Barnas from Edmonds, Washington, a senior at Edmonds High School who plans to go to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at Prescott, Arizona, to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Sciences.

Gabriel Michaud from Kent, Washington, who attends Kentlake High School and plans to continue his education at a four-year aviation school.

Ophelia Sullivan of Mukilteo, Washington, who studies at both Kamiak High School and an aerospace program at Sno-Isle TECH.

Ethan Wilkes of Lacey, Washington, who is a helicopter mechanic in the US Army at Joint Base Lewis McChord and hopes to become an Emergency Medical Services pilot.

Corey Zendejas of Auburn, Washington, who is in a Running Start program concurrent with his high school studies for an associates degree and plans to transfer to a four year aviation school that has an ROTC program.

Unfortunately, once again, we were unable to hold any meetings this year to introduce our latest winners, present them with certificates, and take a group photo to share. As always, however, we wish these young scholars well and congratulate them with high expectations for their training.

Thank you again to our partner, Galvin Flying, which donates the private pilot ground school tuition. Our scholars also receive the books and supplies they need for the course and two instructional flights.

We also thank all our generous contributors who, with their donations to our scholarship program, are helping us to fulfill our mission to our youth.

For more than a decade Cascade Warbirds has teamed with several flight schools in the Puget Sound area to inspire today’s young people to become the aviation pioneers of tomorrow.

This scholarship is available for students between the ages of 16 and 21 at the time of award and is valued at $1,350.

Cascade Warbirds is Squadron #2 of EAA Warbirds of America. With more than 250 members — the largest squadron in Warbirds of America — Cascade Warbirds normally meets at the Museum of Flight in Seattle from October until flying weather returns in April. Learn more at CascadeWarbirds.org.