Elks Scholars Take the Windy City by Storm!

The 2016 Most Valuable Student contest will come to a close the weekend of April 22-24, 2016.

The top 20 Most Valuable Student Finalists will take Chicago by storm in April to interview with the national judges for the top awards of $30,000, $40,000 and $50,000. Each scholar attending the weekend will be awarded at least $20,000 to support their college dreams.

The 2016 Most Valuable Student Leadership Weekend will include a visit to the Elks Veterans Memorial, service at the Jesse Brown V.A. Medical Center, and a dinner cruise on Lake Michigan.

From Hawaii to Connecticut, these students have started their own non-profit organizations, interviewed high-profile figures including a former president, and have overcome many obstacles, all while achieving academically and strengthening their communities beyond the four walls of their high school.

Without further ado, we present to you the 2016 top 20 Most Valuable Student Finalists!

2016 Most Valuable Student Top 20 Finalists

Top 10 Males

Top 10 Females

Ashay Athalye

Sponsored by Worcester, Mass., Lodge No. 243

Alexa Anderson

Sponsored by Kailua, Hawaii, Lodge No. 2230

Joseph "Wesley" Fairbanks

Sponsored by Mesa-Buckhorn, Ariz., Lodge No. 2656

Katie Curran

Sponsored by Wareham-New Bedford, Mass., Lodge No. 73

Sean Hackett

Sponsored by Branford, Conn., Lodge No. 1939

Roshni Dugar

Sponsored by Thousand Oaks, Calif., Lodge No. 2477

David Linn

Sponsored by Poway, Calif., Lodge No. 2543

Preeti Iyer

Sponsored by Atlanta-Northlake, Ga., Lodge No. 78

Jaquaious "Jay" Little

Sponsored by Canton, Miss., Lodge No. 458

Jessica Nguyen

Sponsored by Springfield, Mo., Lodge No. 409

Kade McCorvy

Sponsored by Beaumont, Tex., Lodge No. 311

Nadya Okamoto

Sponsored by Beaverton, Ore., Lodge No. 1989

Shivraj "Sunny" Sandhu

Sponsored by Wilson, N.C., Lodge No. 840

Isabel Olson

Sponsored by Hopkins, Minn., Lodge No. 2221

Ian Saum

Sponsored by Fargo, N.D., Lodge No. 260

Alexandra Prendergast

Sponsored by Danbury, Conn., Lodge No. 120

David Yang

Sponsored by Palisades Park-Fort Lee, N.J., Lodge No. 2475

Grace Roebuck

Sponsored by South Kingstown, R.I., Lodge No. 1899

Kevin Yang

Sponsored by Deptford, N.J., Lodge No. 2708

Amy Xiong

Sponsored by New Hyde Park-North Shore, N.Y., Lodge No. 2107

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