Elks Lodge Names Teens of the Month for January

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Emily Osborne
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Thomas Brannon
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Seniors Emily Osborne, of West Grand High School, and Thomas Branon, of Middle Park High School, are up for a Teen of the Year scholarship after being named Teens of the Month in January.

Mary Broyles, scholarship president for Idaho Springs Elks Lodge, said Osborne and Branon were named by school trustees as one of six students from each school to receive a scholarship.

Osborne is president of Future Business Leaders of America, a six-year member of Girl Scouts, president of the National Honor Society, and student council co-chair. She has been involved with Renaissance and School Play for 4 years, has been a member of the District and Band Accountability Committee (Best of the West Honor Band for the past three years). Additionally, Osborne loves to write, paint, cook, cook, and read.



Branon is an avid mountain skier and participates in Winter Park’s full-time ski program with several sponsorships. He teaches middle and high school students, is a chef at a restaurant in Grand County, and has the Colorado State Literacy Seal, which certifies that he is bilingual. Branon’s hobbies include mountain biking, skiing, rafting, art and drawing, skateboarding, and cross-country running.

The National Elks Foundation offers an annual scholarship, for which Grand County seniors are eligible, that provides up to $50,000 for four years of college education.



Osborne and Branon are two of 24 students eligible for the 2022 scholarship.

Six students are nominated by school staff from Middle Park High School, West Grand High School, Clear Creek High School and Idaho Springs High School. Each school can nominate one student per month from October to March.

Recipients will be announced in April 2022.

Other scholarships available from the Idaho Springs Elks Lodge include the CL Mackey and Lyle F. Wohlers scholarships. Mackey and Wohlers scholarship applications can be mailed to Idaho Springs Elks Lodge by April 1.

For more information, contact a school counselor or Broyles at 303-908-1852.

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