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Nevada City Elks award scholarships

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The Nevada City Elks Lodge showed its support of community youth by presenting four students with their "Most Valuable Student Scholarship."

Graham Champagne of Nevada Union High School received a local scholarship of $500, $777 at the Elks' district level and $800 on the national level, from the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

Jessica Burgess, Brandon Stubbs and Sophia McMurray from Ghidotti Early College High School each received a local "Most Valuable Student" award of $500.

Burgess received $665 on the district level and $800 on the state level for a total of $1,965. Stubbs received an additional $827 at District, $400 at State and $800 at National for a total of $2,527. McMurray received an additional $775 at District, $700 at State and $800 at National for a total of $2,775.

The Elks National Foundation provides $3.74 million in college scholarships each year through its three programs: Most Valuable Student Scholarships, Legacy Awards and Emergency Educational Grants. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is a fraternal order with nearly a million members, a 141-year history and a network of more than 2,000 lodges in communities all over the country.