Five Years and Counting

It’s that time of year, again! As the 2018 Most Valuable Student contest comes to a close, we are gearing up to welcome the Top 20 MVS Finalists to Chicago for Lead 5— the fifth annual MVS Leadership Weekend April 26-29. The finalists will have a weekend packed with leadership development, service with our nation’s veterans, a visit to the Elks’ Headquarters, a dinner cruise on Lake Michigan, and official interviews to determine the top winners in this year’s MVS contest.

Each student attending the Leadership Weekend will receive a scholarship of at least $20,000 to support their college dreams. Following interviews with the national judges, two scholars will walk away with third place awards of $30,000, two will get $40,000 in funds to support their education, and the two top winners will receive $50,000 each.

Click here to see the Top Winners in the 2018 MVS Contest.

Congratulations to the Top 20 Finalists!

2018 Most Valuable Student Top 20 Finalists

Top 10 Males

Top 10 Females

Eric Donohue

Sponsored by Islip, N.Y., No. 2533

Jillian Fields

Sponsored by Newport, Ky., No. 273

Seth Filo

Sponsored by Buckeye, Ariz., No. 2686

Elizabeth Gex

Sponsored by Katy, Texas, No. 2628

Timothy Ho

Sponsored by Simi Valley, Calif., No. 2492

Aleah Hahn

Sponsored by Holland, Mich., No. 1315

David Ma

Sponsored by Frankfort, Ky., No. 530

Moya Ly

Sponsored by Cincinnati, Ohio, No. 5

Shiv Patel

Sponsored by Roxboro, N.C., No. 2005

Natalie MacEwan

Sponsored by Canoga Park, Calif., No. 2190

Mitchell Porter

Sponsored by Sidney, Neb., No. 1894

Josephine Nwankwo

Sponsored by Oklahoma City, Okla., No. 417

Bryan Romanow

Sponsored by Brick, N.J., No. 2151

Mercedes Thompson

Sponsored by Towson, Md., No. 469

Robert Schofner

Sponsored by Brandon, Fla., No. 2383

Maitland Thull

Sponsored by Mobile, Ala., No. 108

Brandon Staple

Sponsored by Longmont, Colo., No. 1055

Jessica Xiao

Sponsored by Beaverton, Ore., No. 1989

Richard Yang

Sponsored by Clawson-Troy, Mich., No. 2169

Pearl Zhang

Sponsored by Arcadia, Calif., No. 2025

Click here to search a complete list of the 2018 MVS class.

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