Ely Elks Lodge #1469 recognized sixteen outstanding essay contest students at Ely Learning Bridge Charter School.  The students submitted essays to Ely Elks Lodge on the subject of “What I Can Do to Promote Americanism and Love of Country”

recently  and six of the essays from Ely Learning Bridge Charter School were selected as district winners by the Ely Elks Lodge.  In the 5th and 6th grades, the first, second and third place winners were Clara McOmber, Celeste Garza and Tyler Lawrence. In the 7th and 8th grades, first, second and third place winners were Lennox Purinton, Sofia Maestes and Alyssa Zehr.  The winners will be judged at the district level and then proceed to the Nevada Elks state judging.  The certificates were presented by Exalted Ruler Sid Beckwith and Est. Loyal Knight Gayle Bartlett from the Ely Elks Lodge.

Ken Curto photo First row: Left to right: Kaylee Cracraft, Clara McOmber, Sabre Westlund, Sofia Maestes, Nicco Montoya, Austin Andre and Tyler Lawrence. Second row: Left to right: Gayle Bartlett, Jami Conner,  Alyssa Zehr, Rulon Craw, Garrett Rice, Phoenix Ball, Richard Sandoval, Lennox Purinton, Drake Orton, Sid Beckwith.

Ken Curto photo
First row: Left to right: Kaylee Cracraft, Clara McOmber, Sabre Westlund, Sofia Maestes, Nicco Montoya, Austin Andre and Tyler Lawrence. Second row: Left to right: Gayle Bartlett, Jami Conner,  Alyssa Zehr, Rulon Craw, Garrett Rice, Phoenix Ball, Richard Sandoval, Lennox Purinton, Drake Orton, Sid Beckwith.