Elks National Foundation announces MVS scholar

  • Photo by LILY CHAN-HARRIS Hilo Elks’ Sandy Walker, Dawn Sumida and Miles Nakatsu present the Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student scholarship to Mira Odaira of Waiakea High School.

Members of Hilo Elks Lodge recently presented a $4,000 scholarship to Waiakea Highs School senior Mira Odaira during the school’s Senior Awards Night.

Odaira was a valedictorian of the Waiakea High School class of 2019. She plans to attend the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

The Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to high school seniors nationwide who plan to pursue four-year degrees on a full-time basis. Each year, 500 awards are given, with a total disbursement of more than $2.4 million.

Judging is based on academic excellence, community service and financial need.

For more information, contact Hilo Elks at 935-1717 or visit https://www.elks.org/scholars.

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