Enterprise Elks recently held its 2017-2018 Most Valuable Student Competition. Cole Farwell of Enterprise High School, and Ann Story of Joseph High School receive top honors.
Each student receives a $1,000 scholarship from Enterprise Lodge 1829 to use next fall for college. Both Farwell and Story advanced to the Oregon Elks Northeast District Scholarship contest in January in Hood River. Story received first, while Farwell claimed fourth in the district competition. Story will collect $1,800 from the Northeast Elks District.
The Oregon Elks State Scholarship contest was held Feb. 3, in Springfield, and Story again claimed first, competing against winners from the other six districts in Oregon. She will garner an additional $3,000 from the Oregon State Elks, and also advance to the Grand Lodge (national) scholarship contest in April in Chicago.
She is guaranteed $4,000 from that competition, and is eligible to receive up to $50,000 for first in the nation.
Story is the daughter of Jeannie Story and Jack and Mireya Story of Australia. Farwell is the son of Troy and Lisa Farwell of Enterprise.
Last year the Elks National Foundation provided more than $3.65 million in college scholarships to graduating seniors. This year’s amount will be similar. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is second only to the federal government in dollars awarded for scholarships to seniors in high school.