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Wyakin Foundation Welcomes 22 New Warriors!

By July 22, 2022No Comments

The Wyakin Foundation hosted our Annual Family BBQ this past Saturday, July 16th at Settler’s Park in Meridian, Idaho. This year we added something new, an induction ceremony. The Wyakin Foundation set an ambitious goal of supporting 60 Warriors in 2022 and we met that goal before Spring Break! Given the increased class size, there were so many new Warriors in the program we felt it called for two induction ceremonies. The ceremony held this past week welcomed all the Warriors that joined between January and June 2022 and the ceremony in November will welcome all Warriors from July to November.

Induction ceremonies are the official welcome into the Wyakin Program. New Warriors are given their Wyakin jackets and are pinned by their Community Mentors. The first ceremony in 2011 welcomed 5 Warriors, this year we welcomed 22 during the July ceremony alone.

The day was filled with good food, family, fun, and comradery. We want to thank Falls Brand and Agribeef for being the meal sponsors. Thank you to the volunteers, Community Mentors, and Wyakin families who attended.

Please join us in welcoming the following Warriors into the Wyakin Program:

  1. Asiel (Ace) Arroyo, the University of Massachusetts MS in Sustainability Science, returning Alumni
  2. Jacob Ashton, Boise State University BA in English/Linguistics, United States Navy
  3. Marc Binder, Boise State University BS Nursing, United States Air Force
  4. Alexander Bird, Boise State University BS Radiology, United States Army
  5. James Edmonds, Boise State University BS in Cyber Security, United States Air Force
  6. Seth Estrada, Western Governors University BS in IT Business Management, United States Navy
  7. Aaron Franklin, the University of Montana Masters in Business Administration, United States Army
  8. Aaron Griggs, Electrician Apprentice, United States Marine Corps- WyakinWorks
  9. Grant Hooson, the University of Idaho MS in Engineering Management, United States Navy
  10. Andrew Jackson, College of Southern Idaho BA in Education, United States Army
  11. Robin Jones, College of Western Idaho AAS in Welding, United States Army –WyakinWorks
  12. Nick Knight, Boise State University BBA in Business Management, United States Army National Guard (Still Serving)
  13. Travis Langway, College of Western Idaho/Idaho State University BS in Agricultural Science, United States Army (recently retired after 20 years, congratulations, Travis!)
  14. Leah Leavitt, Eaglegate University BSN Nursing, United States Army
  15. Megan McCoy, ICOM Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine, United States Air Force and the United States Space Force
  16. Vernon Mullins, Gonzaga University Ph.D. in Nursing, United States Air Force
  17. Dustin Nguyen, Arizona State University Ph.D. in Material Science, United States Army
  18. Hannah Potter, Boise State University BSN Nursing, United States Air Guard (Still Serving)
  19. Joseph (Jobi) Potter, Boise State University BS Nursing, United States Army
  20. Justice Strong, Boise State University BS Nurse Practitioner, United States Navy
  21. Joshua Thomas, Eaglegate University BSN Nursing, United States Army
  22. Benjamen Walesky, Boise State University BS Mechanical Engineering, United States Navy
We love our Wyakin Family! Welcome to all our new Warriors and their loved ones. We look forward to getting to know all of you over the years!