Houlton Elks celebrate National Honor Society students
HOULTON, Maine – On Wednesday, May 4, the Houlton Lodge of Elks No. 835 hosted a recognition dinner for local National Honor Society students, families and advisers.
The dinner was held as part of Elks National Youth Week, during which Elks Lodges throughout the country honor the contributions and promising futures that young people provide our communities.
Approximately 175 people from Houlton, Hodgdon, East Grand and Katahdin schools, Greater Houlton Christian Academy and Region Two School of Applied Technology’s chapters of the National Honor Society enjoyed a complimentary meal of chicken cordon bleu and lasagna.
At the dinner, Houlton’s Exalted Ruler Elizabeth Grant announced that Breanne Barton of Houlton had been awarded an Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship. Barton is one of six recipients of this distinguished award in Maine and one of only 500 nationwide. Barton will receive $1,000 per year for four years.
Also receiving awards from the Houlton Lodge of Elks 835 for 2021-2022 were Samantha Johnson of Houlton and Hunter Burpee of Oakfield. Johnson was awarded the Legacy Scholarship, she will receive $1,000 a year for four years. Burpee was awarded the Lodge Most Valuable Student Scholarship and will receive $1,000.