By Ken Curto
Ely Elks Lodge
Shamryn Bruce Brewster and Leslie Marie O’Brien have been named Junior Students of the Year for 2014-2015, according to Ely Elks Lodge. Brewster, age 13, is the son of Todd and LaRa Brewster of Ely. O’Brien, age 13, is the daughter of Mark and Sarah O’Brien of Ely. Both Brewster and O’Brien will be graduating with the class of 2015 at White Pine Middle School. The Junior Student of the Year program is sponsored by the Elks Lodge in an effort to bring recognition to the two outstanding students selected from the Junior Students of the Month for 2014-2015. Junior Students of the Year are selected by the Youth Activities Committee in the sponsoring lodge and are suitable honored at promotion ceremonies. Multiple achievement, citizenship, scholarship and leadership are the basis for selection of Junior Students of the Year.
Brewster has been active in the WPMS travel basketball team and leadership. He is a member of the Boy Scouts of America and is the Deacon Quorum President at his LDS Church. His hobbies are baseball, soccer and travel.
O’Brien has been active in leadership, soccer and golf. She is the Secretary of the WPMS Student Council and was a member of the WPMS Band in sixth and seventh grade. Her hobbies are reading, writing and playing the clarinet.