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Clark receives state award

By Staff | Jul 27, 2011

Jaclyn Clark

Jaclyn Clark has recently been selected as 2011 West Virginia Elks Association State Teenager of the Year. Representing Sistersville Elks Lodge #333, Jaclyn will be recognized at the Elks midyear convention held on Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Wingate Hotel and Conference Center in Bridgeport.

Jaclyn will also be the recipient of a one- time $750 award from the West Virginia Elks Association. This is the second consecutive year that a student from Tyler Consolidated High School, sponsored by Elks Lodge #333, has achieved this award. Last year’s WV Elks Association State Teenager of the Year was 2010 graduate Andrew VanCamp.

Also during the midyear convention, Jaclyn will be honored again for achieving the Elks National Foundation 2011 Legacy Awards Scholarship in the amount of $4000 for exhibiting the core values of knowledge, charity, community, and integrity. Her application was sponsored by her grandfather, Edward Daniel, an Elks member for more than 55 years and past exalted ruler. He is currently a member of the Fairmont Elks Lodge #294. In her application, she mentions how her great-grandfathers had immigrated to the United States and became involved with the Elks organization for the remaining years of their lives.

Additionally, many other branches of her family tree have remained dedicated Elks members and have also held offices. It goes unnoticed that relatives of the past and present have in some way contributed to her college education.

Jaclyn is the daughter of Ron and Brenda Clark of Friendly. She is a 2011 graduate of Tyler Consolidated High School. She plans to attend Fairmont State University to major in nursing.