Current Representative

The Distinguished Young Woman of Elkhart for 2018 is Elise Boessler, from Elkhart.

Elise’s achievements include: Led the Pledge of Allegiance for President Obama • Speech National Contestant (2016, 2017) • Speech & Debate State Contestant (3 years) • Raised nearly $46,000 for Riley's Children's Hospital • Student Leadership Institute at Manchester University • Student Leadership National Convention in Chicago • IASC State Convention (2 years), led state workshop 2017 • Golf All Conference Honorable Mention (2016), All-Conference (2017) • Varsity Letter's for Speech, Academia, and Golf (3 years) • Athletic Honor All Scholar Award (3 years)

In addition, Elise’s activities include: National Honor Society • Speech and Debate Team • Student Council, Class Secretary • Potters Marathon, President • Key Club • Golf Team, Broke School Record 3 times, Team Captain, MVP • Spring Musical, Dance Captain for 4 years • Dance Team 3 years, 1st Place at Tremaine National Dance Convention • Selected CHS Office Aide • Peer Mentor; Concord and World Affairs Rotary Speaker
Medical Intern at Elkhart General Hospital, Law Intern for Prosecuting Attorney • Community Christmas Party for CHS children in need • Child and Parent Services, Susanna's Soup Kitchen Volunteer • Church Community Services, Faith Mission, Knights of Columbus • Yudabands Coordinator at CHS for a teenager in Zimbabwe

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