Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge  No. 2815 handed out scholarships to several students, recognizing their academic and extracurricular achievements.

Five students received $1,200 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship Program awards.

Winners included Connor Reilly and Samantha Sasse of Pusch Ridge Christian Academy; Erica Harris and Suzannah Whitlatch of Ironwood Ridge High School and Stephan Keeme-Sayre of Immaculate Heart High School.

College students Eric Wardell, Jacob Wardell, Mally McGarity, Jessica Grille and Amanda Wittenborn received $500 scholarships from the lodge.

Contact reporter Phil Villarreal at or 573-4130.