Academy class 2016-2 had some fantastic academic achievements. See the file below for the impressive statistics.
Take a look at this video from Q13 News about the Academy and the 2,000th gradaute.
On behalf of myself and the Washington Youth Academy Foundation board of directors I want to thank the following people for their brave and hard work at commencement. They gave up being inside so families could have the space to see their graduates. They braved the cold, outside, with smiles and grace. I am so grateful for them. Special thanks to Amanda Wya Booster Amanda Hoffman and big thanks to the following helpers.
Tammy Neese (WYAF board member), Julie ...Chissus, Amanda Hoffman, Tuana Jones, Shannon Mazzoncini, Morgan Barney (WYAF board member)
Additional Booster Friends:
Laura Fowler (past parent), Heather Martin Kean (past mentor), Michael McBreen (past parent & current mentor), Melissa Shipp (past mentor), Terrence Neese (past Cadet), Olivia Confer (past cadet friend), Chad Chissus (past parent & current mentor), Koy RN (current parent).
Washington Youth Academy Foundation
Major General Tim and Mary Lowenberg have established a new scholarship to be awarded to the outstanding cadet of the cycle. The $1,000 scholarship award for excellence can be used for cadet higher education, trade school, job training and more up to 36-months from the Academy graduation. The first award was made by Maj Gen Lowenberg to Cadet K'Lea Ford from class 2016-2. Congratulations to Cadet Ford.
A former Washington Youth Academy graduate from class 2013-2 tragically lost his life at 18. His mother has honored his legacy with a donation to the Washington Youth Academy Foundation to establish the Cadet Parker Lang Memorial Scholarship. An annual scholarship of $1,000 is offered to a WYA graduate to pursue higher education or job training. If you qualify, get an application at this link [click here]
If you graduated from the Washington Youth Academy the WYA Foundation offers financial assistance for you to attend college, go to trade school or vocational school, get job training and apprenticeship or help with expenses to get or keep a job. We are here for you. Visit our Financial Assistance page at this link now [Click Here]
Joe Huden is the Board Chair Emeritus of the Washington Youth Academy Foundation Board of Directors. Contact Joe or Arel Solie, Board Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org