Collin Taylor Young and Nina Loray Lopez have been named Junior Students of the Month for February, according to Ely Elks Lodge 1469.

Collin Taylor Young, Nina Loray Lopez

Collin Taylor Young, Nina Loray Lopez

Young, age 14, is the son of Adam and Jennifer Young of Ely. Lopez, age 13, is the daughter of Michelle and Gerald Lopez of Ely.

The Junior Student of the Month program is sponsored by the Elks Lodge in an effort to bring recognition to outstanding students in the area. Junior Students of the Month are selected by a panel of their peers in each participating school within the jurisdiction of the sponsoring lodge. Multiple achievement, citizenship, scholarship and leadership are the basis for selection of Junior Students of the Month.

Young has been active in basketball, golf, football and leadership with Polaris.  He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 71 and the WPHS Singers. His hobbies are sports and reading.

Lopez has been active in volleyball, basketball, softball and leadership. She is member of the basketball traveling team for WPMS and is a member of her church youth group. Lopez was also a member of Ely Elite and helped win the cheer national title for that group.