Kegan Hexem and Alondra Valeria De La Cerda have been named Junior Students of the Month for September, according to Ely Elks Lodge.
Hexem, age 13, is the son of Karl Hexem of Ely. De La Cerda, age 13, is the daughter of Jorge and Margarita De La Cerda 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.
Multiple achievement, citizenship, scholarship and leadership are the basis for selection of Junior Students of the Month. Hexem has been active in baseball, football, basketball, wrestling, track and soccer. His hobbies are playing video games and reading.
De La Cerda has been active in leadership at WPMS and works as a hostess at Margarita’s restaurant. Her hobby is rock collecting.