John Day Elks Lodge No. 1824 has awarded its Most Valuable Student scholarships.
James Johnson of John Day and Hailey Carter of Seneca placed first for boys and girls, respectively, and were each awarded $250 from the local Elks Lodge. They will also advance to the district level, along with second- and third-place winners, where they will be judged with other applicants from Eastern Oregon.
Other applications advancing to the district level include Jessica Carter from Grant Union Junior-Senior High School and Kendall Hettinga from Dayville School.