'Village' comes through for Soldotna High students

The concept that it takes a village to raise a child is alive and well at Soldotna Elks Lodge 2706 and Soldotna High School has been a major beneficiary of that philosophy! Over the past fifteen years Soldotna Elks Lodge 2706 has given away over $93,000 in scholarships to our greater Soldotna area students and for 2012-13 they have increased their annual scholarship fund to $10,000 with the additional funding having a vocational focus for senior students. Along with the scholarship support, you will also find Soldotna Elks Lodge 2706 partnering with Soldotna High School to support Veteran and Senior Citizen appreciation days. When you walk into our gym at SOHI you will see a large Elks banner which helps support our basketball programs year in and year out. As you walk upstairs to our weight room, you will also find a large multi-purpose weight machine which was purchased by the Elks for all the students at Soldotna High School to use. At Christmas time the Elks once again steps up to the plate to ensure that several of our families who are struggling to make ends meet have the food and presents needed for a festive Christmas Holiday. Jumping into the academic world for 2012-13, Soldotna Elks helped purchase technology tools to help support our students with Special Education needs. Soldotna High School students, parents, staff and the administration would like to celebrate this partnership in education and applaud the outstanding efforts of Soldotna Elks Lodge 2706!

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