Boy have we come a long way in four years! We had over thirty people in attendance at our Soccer Shoot which was recently held at Mark Twain Soccer Field. I remember our 1st year when we had one 13 year old boy to kick, his mother and six or seven Elks to help with the big contest! This year we had most of our divisions with participation and we have six contestants representing us at the District Shoot in Waldorf! These children are required to kick 15 balls into the goal; the winner is the one who gets the most points at the end of 15 kicks. Believe me – it's more pressure than I could handle as everyone sits around and watches the 15 kicks. We all cheer the kickers and I believe I can say everyone from the youngest kicker to the Great Grandparents that attend to cheer; enjoy themselves. And the best ending of a good day is Art Walker's Pizzas back at the lodge! Thanks to Art and Dorothy Walker, Cathye Simanek and Della Sanders for helping at this fun event with our youth.
Applications available for the Elks National Foundation “Most Valuable Student (MVS) Scholarship”
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY DECEMBER 6TH, 2013 !!
Five hundred four-year scholarships, ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, for graduating high school seniors based on financial need, leadership and scholarship. This means a total of $3.74 million dollars in college scholarships will be awarded for 2014! All applications must go through us, the local Elks Lodge, before reaching the Elks National Foundation Office.
To access the application - www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm and click on “download the 2014 MVS Application – Due December 6, 2013” link…and remember, December 6th is the absolute deadline!
Any questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Scholarship Committee Chairperson, Suzanne Noonan