Gresham Elks honors local scholars
The Gresham Elks Lodge eased the way for five students, including two from Gresham, to attend college by granting scholarships.
The Elks awards the grants to outstanding students, active in their school and community and recognized as leaders by their peers.
Arihanna Wallace, Barlow High School, received the Lodge's Sally Lamm Scholarship of $1,000. Wallace has been accepted at Oregon State University to study bioengineering. She wants to work in the field of orthotics and prosthetics.
Jenessa Teachout, also from Barlow High School, received $800. Teachout plans to attend George Fox University to pursue a degree in biomedical engineering. She is the president of the Barlow National Honor Society and co-captain of the track and field program.
Tyler Callaway, Sandy High School, received $1,200 from the Gresham Lodge and an additional $1,600 at the district level of the scholarship competition. Callaway has been accepted at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, and plans to study political science.
Huong Nguyen, David Douglas High School, won $1,200 and is planning to attend Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Penn., to major in biology.
Erwin Kim, Central Catholic High School, received $800 to help him with his future studies in liberal arts. Kim is an accomplished musician with the Metropolitan Youth Symphony.
The Gresham Elks Lodge No. 1805 awarded the local scholarships. Elks National Foundation provides high school seniors more than $2.44 million in college scholarships every year.
The Gresham Elks Lodge has been a member of the Gresham community since 1950. Over the past 70 years it has worked to honor local veterans and youth in many ways, including its Hoop Shoot, Scout troop support, Casey Eye Clinic assistance, Christmas baskets for deployed military families, dictionaries for third grade students and much more.
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