Tahoe College Scholarship Honors Late Storm Chaser

July 2, 2013

Lake Tahoe Community College, in California, has established a scholarship to honor a veteran storm chaser killed by a tornado in Oklahoma.

The Carl Young Memorial Earth Science Scholarship is being established to honor the meteorology instructor who taught at the college in South Lake Tahoe.

Young and two colleagues were killed May 31 while collecting data on tornadoes just outside Oklahoma City.

Young, who earned a master’s degree in atmospheric science from the University of Nevada, Reno, also was a top administrator of the League to Save Lake Tahoe conservation group. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the college in 2010 for his accomplishments in his field and impact on the Tahoe area.

Earth science instructor Scott Valentine worked with Young’s parents to establish the first-of-its-kind scholarship at the college.

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