Richard Anthony Sandoval and Sofia Stephanie Maestes have been named Students of the Month for March, according to Ely Elks Lodge #1469.
Sandoval, age 14, is the son of Ryan and Julia Sandoval of Ely. Maestes, age 14, is the daughter of Danette and Peter Maestes of Ely. Both are 8th graders at Ely Learning Bridge Charter School.
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.
Sandoval has been active in football, wrestling, baseball and BMX. His hobbies are riding dirt bikes, hunting, and BMX.
Maestes has been active in volleyball, basketball and 4-H. She is the Student Body President for Ely Learning Bridge Charter School. Her hobbies are painting, camping, doing hair and photography.