Henry David McOmber and Serena Christina Romero  have been named Junior Students of the Month for January, according to Ely Elks Lodge 1469.

Henry David McOmber, Serena Christina Romero

Henry David McOmber, Serena Christina Romero

McOmber, age 13, is the son of Leigh and Scott McOmber of Ely. Romero, age 14, is the daughter of Tany and Juan Romero of Ely. Both are 8th graders at White Pine Middle School.

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.

McOmber has been active in football, basketball, golf and leadership. He is a member of the Sacred Heart youth group and an altar server at Sacred Heart Church. His hobbies are hiking, biking, playing computer games and coding.

Romero has been active in volleyball, basketball and leadership. She is the Student Body President for WPMS and a member of the Student Council. Her hobbies are writing, math, debating and speaking in front of crowds.