Nathan Karl Laity and Madeline Danae Pickens have been named Students of the Month for December, according to Ely Elks Lodge #1469.

Laity, age 18, is the son of Scott and Launa Laity of Ely. Pickens, age 17, is the daughter of Bryson and Kristina Pickens of Ely.  Both are Seniors at White Pine High School and will graduate with the Class of 2016.

The 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 Students of the Month.

Laity has been active in baseball, football and choir and is a member of the Bristlecone Bowmen and the White Pine Claybreakers.  His hobbies are playing sports, hunting, fishing, hiking, helping with the CACH program,  the Bristlecone Archery Club, White Pine Claybreakers and finally and most importantly, riding motorcycles

Pickens is a member of the National Honor Society and a three year member of the Ladycat varsity soccer team.  She is also a three year member of the WPHS track and field team and has tied the school pole vault record.Dec. Elks1