McKean Riley Windous and Mandy Jill Van Tassell have been named Junior Students of the Month for October, according to Ely Elks Lodge #1469.

Windous, age 14, is the son of Moana and Vince Windous of Ely.  Van Tassell, age 14, is the daughter of Marc and Megan Van Tassell 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.

Windous has been active in soccer, basketball and the WPMS Band.  He is a member of the leadership team and is presently a Life Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.  He is President of the Deacons Quorum for the LDS Church and a worker for the Place.  His hobbies are hunting, fishing, drawing, reading and spending time with his brothers.

Van Tassell has been active in volleyball, basketball, softball and the WPMS leadership class.

She is a member of the choir and in the Presidency for her church association.  She also works at her dad’s dental office sometimes.  Her hobbies are listening to music, playing basketball with younger brothers, playing volleyball with her sister, baking treats, and taking pictures.11-20 Oct. Elk Students-1