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 - 2015

On Monday, May 4th as part of Elks National Youth Week, our lodge hosted the annual Youth Recognition and Scholarship Ceremony at Southeast Community College. We had approximately 450 students, parents, educators, and family-members in attendance. Thirty-five scholarships were awarded, totaling $38,525 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 221 certificates of achievement in 16 different Academic and Extra Curricular categories to high school juniors from the local area. 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. Larry Bratt was the emcee and provided those attending a good overview of what Elks do, and included information about our other Lodge activities. The Youth Activities committee and P.E.R. Dave Kirby did a nice job of getting everything lined up for a smooth presentation. Exalted Ruler Gerald Miles welcomed the audience and lodge Chaplain Laurie Montag gave the invocation. Cookies and punch were served immediately following the ceremony. Chairman Dave Kirby would like to send a special thank you to all Elks and their spouses in attendance, and also our thanks go out to those who 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 - 2015

See 'Offical' Program