John Martens Endowment


John was born in Seattle on August 30, 1978. He attended Holy Cross High School (now Archbishop Murphy High School) and graduated in 1996 with honors.

John was known as a true gentleman and scholar. Many of the Holy Cross upperclassmen knew John because as a 9th grader he sat in on 11th grade math and science classes. While at Holy Cross, John played basketball, baseball, was a member of the inaugural golf team (coached by Jack Serwold), and served as ASB President.

After HC, John attended the University of Washington and studied Chemical Engineering. After receiving his BA in 2001, he moved to Hillsboro, OR to work as a process engineer for Intel.

In his short 25 years, John managed to touch lives across the world. He was a bright light and his family and friends continue his legacy through this endowment scholarship.