Believe in the goodness in thyself as well as in others.

Protect childhood with tenderness, old age with respect, cherish with reverence the memory of those who have passed.

Observe faithfully the golden rule.

Enjoy the good things of earth. Keep within thee the Glorious shine of youth and remain always of good cheer.

Elks Awards Day - 2014

On Monday May 5th our Annual Youth Recognition and Scholarship night was held at Southeast Community College. We had approximately 400 students, parents, and family-members in attendance. Thirty-one scholarships were awarded, totaling $36,000 in financial aid. The scholarship winners were introduced and recognized, and each was awarded a certificate of recognition and had their picture taken with one of our Elk members. We also awarded 196 certificates of achievement in 16 Academic and Extra Curricular categories to high school juniors. The Paulding and Esther Smith Memorial Youth Fund and the Lincoln Elks #80 Charitable Fund underwrite the cost of all of the scholarships awarded. P.E.R. Sonny Lane acted as emcee and provided those attending a good overview of our other Lodge activities. The Youth Activities committee and P.E.R. Dave Kirby and Loyal Knight Mary Brooks did a nice job in getting everything lined up for a smooth presentation. E.R. Larry Bratt welcomed the audience and P.E.R. Larry Schwindt gave the invocation. A special thank you to all Elks that attended and to those that assisted in the judging of scholarships. Select one of the links below to see the award recipients:

View Legacy Scholarship winners
View Teaching Scholarship winners
View General Academic Scholarship winners
View Most Valuable Student Scholarship winners

Certificates of Recognition are awarded to juniors during this program. These awards are presented to students from each of the 14 Lincoln and surrounding area high schools in the following 16 categories:

Academic AchievementAgricultureArtBusiness Studies
Computer SkillsDebate/SpeechDramaFamily and Consumer Science
Foreign LanguageIndustrial TechnologyLeadershipMusic - Instrumental
Music - VocalSports - FemaleSports - MaleStudent Publications - Annual
Student Publications - Newspaper
View current winners - 2014

See 'Offical' Program