Kyson Glenn Coombs and Cassie Anne Newman have been named Junior Students of the Month for December, according to Ely Elks Lodge. Coombs, age 13, is the son of Denise Jackson and Cody Coombs of Ely. Newman, age 14, is the daughter of Paul and Amy Newman of Ely. Both are eighth 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. Coombs has been active in baseball and belongs to the 4-H Club. His hobbies are IT web design and riding four wheelers. Newman is active in soccer, track and the WPMS basketball travel team. She is the current WPMS Student Body Vice-President. Her hobby is hunting. (Courtesy photo)Jr Elk students 2