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Tahoe college scholarship honors storm chaser killed in Oklahoma

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Lake Tahoe Community College 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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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jul 1, 2013 01:47PM Published Jul 1, 2013 01:47PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.