Kaycee Schulz, age 14, was honored by the Nevada State Elks Association at their NSEA Mid-Term meeting in Boulder City on Nov. 17.
Schulz, daughter of Brent and Susan Stark of Ely, wrote an essay for the annual Drug Awareness competition sponsored by Ely Elks Lodge 1469 and the Nevada State Elks Association when she was an 8th grader at Learning Bridge Charter School.
Her essay was entitled “What Heroes Do” and it was awarded first place by the Ely Elks Lodge, the Nevada State Elks Association and the Grand Lodge of the Order of Elks at their recent national convention. Kaycee was awarded a certificate and gift cards by the NSEA. Shown presenting Kaycee her certificate is Michael T. Luhr, the Grand Exalted Ruler and National President of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.