Emanuel Gonzalez–Ortiz and Elise Barney Maren have been named Junior Students of the Month for March, according to Ely Elks Lodge #1469.
Gonzalez-Ortiz, age 14, is the son of Mario and Juana Gonzalez of Ely. Maren, age 14, is the daughter of Brigette Bath and Kelly Barney 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.
Multiple achievement, citizenship, scholarship and leadership are the basis for selection of Junior Students of the Month.
Gonzalez-Ortiz has been active in football, soccer and leadership. His hobbies are soccer, dancing, hanging out with friends and making people laugh.
Maren has been active in soccer, basketball and softball. Her hobbies are playing sports, riding horses, going to the beach, yoga and hanging out withfriends.