"It means that I am proud. I am overjoyed, and I am gracious. I am proud to say I am part of the wonderful Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks scholar family. I am overjoyed that I was able to live in the legacy of my father through this legacy scholarship. I am gracious to all of the members who have donated their time and money to fundraisers and random acts of generosity to the Elks National Foundation. Without them, none of this would be possible. So thank you. Thank you to the Elks National Foundation. Thank you to the members of the B.P.O.E., and thank you to everyone else who helped make this possible.
It is about a sense of pride. I am part of a nationwide organization that does things everyday to makethis country better."
Cassandra Deamud, Scholar