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Family starts scholarship fund for Skyview students

The Columbian

SALMON CREEK – Skyview High School students will have the opportunity to apply for a new scholarship started recently thanks to one recent graduate and her parents. In the spring of 2020, Thomas May and wife Debra May were looking forward to seeing their daughter, Payton, now 19, participate in all of her senior-year activities, especially after transferring to the school from Seattle during her sophomore year. But the pandemic hit, forcing students to remote learning. Regardless, the experience, May said, was “fantastic,” Thomas May said. “Payton left fully immersed as a member of the Storm senior class.” The family wanted to give back; they realized that besides the Trey Foote Memorial Scholarship, there wasn’t a group whose “sole mission was to raise funds” for Skyview scholarships. May and other school officials teamed up to create the Skyview Scholarship Fund, a committee of the Skyview Booster Club. They will award three grants of $2,000 each for the Class of 2021. “We thought a scholarship group, raising money and creating scholarship awards for Storm seniors would be a good reflection of the school,” May said. “Based on projected funds for 2022, I’m confident we will be increasing that number to a minimum of five awards.” Learn more at,, or email