SEASIDE — More than 600 students participated in the local Elks Hoop Shoot Contest. The winners of the local shoot then participated in the Northwest District contest in Tillamook. Ruby Davis, Annaka Garhofer, Maddie Utti, Payton Westerholm and Sawyer Rapp won in their divisions at the district contest.

All five students advanced to the state shoot off in Salem Feb. 11. Westerholm took second place for 10- to 11-year-old boys and Garhofer took third for 10- to 11-year-old girls. 

The Hoop Shoot Contest is funded by the Elks National Foundation.

For information about the Seaside Elks Hoop Shoot Contest, contact Chairman John Morris at (503) 738-6651 or