The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, Jul. 22, 2024

Tressler Elks District ‘Student of Year’

VW independent/submitted information

Van Wert Lodge 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, announces that Kaylie Tressler, a senior at Vantage Career Center, was selected as a recipient of the Student of the Year for the Northwest District of the Ohio Elks Association.

Kaylie Tressler

Kaylie was selected as the Van Wert Elks Student of the Month for April and also received the President’s Volunteer Service Award from President Trump. Kaylie graduated this spring from Paulding High School.

Students are nominated by their high schools to receive the Student of the Month 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 Scholarship.    

All of the Student of the Month winners are then judged for their performance and achievements for selection as the Student of the Year. Kaylie, having been selected as the Van Wert lodge’s Student of the Year, received a monetary donation as well as a certificate. She then competed against winners from the 12 other lodges within the district. As the District Student of the Year winner, she will receive $1,000 from the Ohio Elks Association.

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

POSTED: 08/04/20 at 6:40 am. FILED UNDER: Youth