The Jerome Elks Lodge #1361 held their annual Youth Awards Ceremony May 1, 2014. The evening was well attended by lodge members, family and special guest Diane Joens, Mayor of Cottonwood and Ed Leuer Arizona Elks Association President. Awards were presented to Jessie N Alvery, IV The Most Valuable Student Scholarship in the amount of $1200. Chance Weir. The Arizona Elks Association Vocational Scholarship $900.00. The Jerome Elks Lodge PER Association also award a $100.00 scholarship to Kaitlyn L Kerry which will be presented a the schools ceremony. The Americanism Essay Contest had two second place winners at the State Level. The Lodge presented Collier K Trcic and Michael Amadei an award of $25. Michael Amadei read his Essay "What Does Veterans Day Means to Me."