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VAN WERT - Van Wert Lodge No. 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks have selected Chelsea Ann Hancock, senior at Crestview High School, and Brook Ann Wilcox, senior at Wayne Trace High School, as the recipients of the Students of the Month for November.

Students are nominated by their high schools to receive this award. Each Student of the Month receives a monetary donation along with a certificate from the Van Wert Elks Lodge 1197 with the possibility to be named the Student of the Year. Students are judged on the basis of multiple achievements - Volunteerism, Character, Leadership, Service, Citizenship and Scholastic.

This program is designed to recognize outstanding young men and women for their achievements in school and community. The Elks wish to recognize and praise those students for their accomplishments, their activities, and their contributions to society through this program.