RONDA — The North Wilkesboro Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge # 1846 announced that Lydia Burcham, a senior at East Wilkes High School, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the North Carolina State Elks Association.
The Most Valuable Student Scholarship is a national program sponsored by the Elks Foundation and applications are received each year by local lodges across the country. Burcham was one of 21 female winners of this Scholarship in North Carolina.
The Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks is a charitable Fraternal Order dedicated to community service. North Wilkesboro Lodge was chartered in 1952 and remains active today.
In addition to the scholarship program, the lodge sponsors youth activities, such as Hoop Shoot, Youth baseball, Veterans services, Americanism, and other benevolent activities within the community.
The North Wilkesboro Lodge 1846 recently relocated to 803 Cherry St. in North Wilkesboro. Applications for membership are available from any Lodge member, by visiting the lodge on Thursday or Friday evenings between the hours of 5 and 8 p.m. and by phone at 336-838-8591.
Burcham is the daughter of Mark and Kristie Burcham of State Road, and she plans to attend NC State University in the fall, majoring in agriculture education.