Westin Carter was selected as the Most Valuable Student boy in the Northwest District of the Oregon State Elks Association. The judging was held at Newport Elks Lodge with competitors ranging from St. Helens to Florence. As a district winner, Westin will receive $1,800 from the association. As a state finalist, his application has been forwarded to the association, to compete against students throughout Oregon for further awards. Carter was awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Seaside Elks Lodge.
Carter plans to major in business finance with a minor in marketing. His goal is to enter an accelerated program that allows him to graduate in four years with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree.
He is also interested in playing college soccer and plans to weigh soccer offers before committing to a university.
After college, he plan on gaining corporate experience as a financial advisor before building his own financial advising firm. “This pandemic highlighted how financially vulnerable many Americans are,” he said. “I am passionate about teaching personal finance as a means of helping people provide for their family’s security, achieve their dreams and in turn help one another.”