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 and Mooyah Burger gives the teen a gift card to their restaurant. 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!
JJ Pearce High SchoolMax
Happy FNL! This week we are serving up Max, a freshman a JJ Pearce High School. Max plays on the varsity tennis team, but outside of school he enjoys coaching tennis for a group of special needs children. Because of his LOVE for tennis and his community Skratch will make a donation to the American Brain Tumor Association and Max will get to enjoy an awesome meal from Mooyah Burger after his next match.
Parish Episcopal SchoolKara
Introducing this week’s Friday Night Lightning! Meet Kara, a junior at Parish Episcopal School. She is an active member in BBYO and her school’s theatre and singing program! In honor of her creativity, she is getting a gift card to Mooyah Burger and a donation will be made one of our amazing partners, Operation Kindness.
Plano West Senior HighGabby
Happy Friday Night Lighting! Meet Gabby, a senior at Plano West Senior High School. She is involved with NHS, HOSA – Future Health Professionals and the swim team! In honor of her active participation in school, she will get to enjoy a tasty burger at Mooyah and a donation will be made to Tango Tab’s Feed the City.
School of Health Professions Tri
Meet Tri, a junior at the School of Health Professions. Tri is active in his schools HOSA and HSHP Dental Clinic. In his spare time he enjoys going to Jiu Long Lion Dancing practice & community performance. On the weekends he loves to volunteer at a variety of places, such as the zoo or TXU earth day. A donation will be made to the Coalition For The Homeless on behalf of Tri and will also get a gift card to tasty Mooyah!
Yavneh Academy of DallasRachel
Happy Friday Night Lighting! This week we would like to celebrate Rachel – a freshman at Yavneh Academy of Dallas. Rachel plays an active role in her school’s journalism program, is a teen counselor at Camp Gan Israel – Dallas, an assistant an Chabad of Dallas & NCSY. Because of Rachel’s amazing contribution to her organizations & community, she will receive a gift card to the delicious MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes & a donation will be made to Ahava Village.
Fusion Academy PlanoShira
This week’s Friday Night Lightning nominee is a freshman at Fusion Academy Plano. Meet Shira – an active member in Chabad of Dallas, Southwest NCSY, & Friendship Circle of Dallas! On behalf of Shira’s amazing dedication to the North Dallas community, a donation will be made to Dallas NCSY.
Shepton High SchoolEvan
Congratulations to Evan for being this week’s Friday Night Lightning! Evan is a sophomore at Shepton High School where he is an active member in technical theater, student council & NHS. He also enjoys volunteering in his church each week. On behalf of Evan’s hard work, Skratch will make a donation to Family Gateway to help those without a home.
JJ Pearce High SchoolKiara
Happy Friday Night Lightning! This week we are celebrating Kiara for not only being the top earner on Skratch, but for also being an active member in the JJ Pearce High School math club, band and symphony orchestra. In her spare time Kiara loves to volunteer at local senior centers and the North Texas Food Bank. In honor of her amazing dedication & hard work, Skratch will make a donation to St. Jude’s Children Hospital!
JJ Pearce High SchoolSydney
Happy Friday Night Lightning! Meet Sydney who is a junior at JJ Pearce High School. Sydney is involved with the Pacesetters, Student Government, NHS, Jewish Cultural Club, NCL, and theatre. In honor of all of Sydney’s hard work in school and the community, Skratch will be donating to the MS Society!
JJ Pearce High SchoolAvery
Happy Friday Night Lightning! Avery is a freshman at JJ Pearce High school where she is involved in tennis, cheer, and basketball. In honor of her involvement in school and the community Skratch will be donating to ASPCA!
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.