Elks Lodge Ritual Team takes first place

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

The Pawhuska Elks Lodge’s Ritual Team participated in the State Ritual competition at the Oklahoma Elks State Convention April 19-21 2013.

The team placed 1st and will represent Oklahoma at the Grand Lodge Convention Ritual Contest in Reno Nevada, July 14-18. Individual All State awards were earned by Wendy Brown, Erin Yount and Calvin Kastning. Sallae Smith and Troy BigEagle were awarded the Coach of the Year.

This is the second year in a row the Pawhuska Lodge’s Ritual Team has won the competition and represented Oklahoma at the Grand Lodge contest. It has been 15 years since a team won back to back competitions, last year at Austin Texas, Pawhuska’s team came in 6th in the Nation.

Sallae Smith, coach of the Ritual team was also awarded with the North East District Elk of the Year, and ultimately with the State of Oklahoma Elk of the Year.