Ken Curto photo5-1 March Jr. Students-1

Deborah Partey and MacKenzie Hope Cavender have been named Junior Students of the Month for March, according to the Ely Elks Lodge. Partey, age 13, is the daughter of Frederick and Cynthia Partey of Ely. Cavender, age 13, is the daughter of Alvin and Faye Cavender of McGill. 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. Partey has been active in track, cross country and leadership. Her hobbies are reading, playing basketball, soccer, traveling, making new friends and hanging out with friends. Cavender has been active in Student Council, cheer and leadership. Her hobbies are writing, dancing with Pure Fitness dance and fitness. Pictured: Deborah Partey and MacKenzie Cavender.