The Aaron J. Zarate Memorial Award was established to honor and remember Aaron Zarate, a Mariner High School graduate, class of 2003.  Aaron  was  tragically  killed in  a motorcycle accident the summer of 2006 four days  after he turned 22 years old.  

Aaron was young man with a contagious smile and unbounded enthusiasm for life. He was loved and admired by his many friends and extended family,  idolized and  respected  by his four younger brothers, and loved and  adored by  his mom  and  dad.

Aaron was never  someone for  whom things came  easily. He found success and fulfillment through hard  work, determination, and the willingness to accept challenges and face obstacles head on. 

Aaron will live in the hearts and minds of his family and friends forever and the essence of his spirit will be renewed each year as this scholarship is awarded to a Mukilteo School District students who reflects the qualities Aaron embodied. 
Aaron Joseph Zarate Scholarship
A Non-Profit Organization
  Gifted to us on July 19, 1984
returned  to the heavens
July 23, 2006
Your love is with us forever...we             will continue to share the                            Love you left us!