Friday Night Lightning is an initiative started by Skratch to highlight talented teenagers in the DFW area. Each week a teenager is nominated by a peer or mentor based on his or her involvement in their school and their community. Once selected, Skratch makes a donation to the charity of the teens choice. At the end of the school year, Skratch will throw a party for all Friday Night Lightning recipients and one lucky nominee will be awarded a $500 grant towards their education. Know an awesome teen that you want to nominate?
SUBMIT NOMINATIONS HERE!
Parkhill Junior HighBeckam
Happy Friday Night Lightning! Meet this week’s nominee, Beckam, who is in 8th grade at Parkhill Junior High School. Beckam is a part of NJHS and plays baseball. Skratch will be donating to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in honor of all of his hard work!
Liberty High School - FriscoJeffrey
Happy Friday Night Lightning! This week we are honoring Jeffrey for earning all 138 merit badges offered by Boy Scouts of America! Jeffrey is a senior at Liberty High School, who is involved in NHS, Order of the Arrow, and is the president of the Student Council. In addition, he participates in his church’s youth group activities, and is a member of Congressman Johnson’s Congressional Youth Advisory Council. During the summer Jeffrey also runs his own lawn mowing business! For all of Jeffrey’s hard work and involvement in the community a donation will be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Plano West High SchoolMiranda
Meet Miranda who is a junior at Plano West Senior High. She is involved in Fellowship-Christian Athletes, Color Guard, orchestra and the speech and debate team! Skratch will be donating to Hungry for Music in honor of all of her hard work!
Prince of Peace Christian SchoolSean
Happy Friday Night Lightning! This week we are honoring Sean who is an 8th grader at Prince of Peace Christian School and Early Learning Center. Sean plays basketball and is a gymnast. In his free time he enjoys playing with his pets & is super handy! Skratch will be donating to Seven Loaves Food Pantry & Community Center
Booker T. Washington Larsen
Larsen is a sophomore at Booker T. Washington HSPVA PTSA where she is involved in theatre, singing & student council. In her spare time, she loves to babysit & run her cookie business! Skratch will be making a donation to the World Wild Life Fund in honor of Larsen’s hard work.
Plano West High SchoolLilly
Lilly is a senior at Plano West Senior High School where she is the secretary of Student Congress and a part of the Avid College Prep Program. She spends most of her free time singing & composing music. Fun fact, Lilly was a semi finalist on The Voice on Snapchat & looks forward to auditioning for other competitions.
Lakehill Preparatory SchoolHayden
Hayden is a freshman at Lakehill Preparatory School and plays volleyball, basketball, track and field, & tennis. She is also an active member in National Junior Honor Society and a school ambassador. In honor of her all-star efforts Skratch will make a donation to Community Homes for Adults, Inc.
Reedy High SchoolFranklin
Franklin is a junior at Reedy High School where he is on the football & hockey teams, as well as an active member in the NHS! In honor of his hard work, Skratch is making a donation to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – North Texas Chapter.
Ariana is a senior at Greenhill School and is an elite triathlete! This speedy Skratcher is a member of the varsity cross country & track teams. In honor of Ariana’s hard work, Skratch will make a donation to Vogel Alcove.
JJ Pearce High SchoolIsaac
Isaac is a senior at J. J. Pearce High School, where he is an active member in NHS, the Finance Club and Young Men’s Service League – YMSL. In addition, Isaac is a Pitcher on the varsity baseball team, and was a former Skratch intern. Due to Isaac’s leadership, Skratch will make a donation to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund!
Parkhill Jr. High SchoolLily
Introducing Lily, an 8th grader at Parkhill Jr. High. Lily is active in volleyball, NJHS, the band (french horn) & loves math! Skratch will make a donation to the Red Cross on behalf of Lily.
Richardson High SchoolTyler
Meet Tyler, a senior at Richardson High School. Tyler is very active in the school orchestra and is an excellent violinist! On behalf of Tyler, Skratch will make a donation to help the victims of the recent hurricanes in Puerto Rico.
JJ Pearce High SchoolMason
Mason is a freshman at JJ Pearce High School where he plays soccer and runs cross country. Each week he preps for upcoming meets. Mason has selected Pearce Community Women’s League as his donation of choice.
Plano West High SchoolAlec
Alec is a senior at Plano West Senior High School where he is a member of NHS and the VP of STUCO. He is in charge of planning and organizing homecoming and prom for the whole school! In honor of his hard work, Skratch will make a donation to Austin Street Shelter.