Deshawn Joseph Barela and Kayla Brianna Jensen have been named Students of the Month for March, according to Ely Elks Lodge #1469.

Barela, age 18, is the son of Bobbi and Junior Barela of Ely. Jensen, age 17, is the daughter of Kyle and Danielle Jensen of McGill. 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.

Barela has been active in football and basketball for three years and baseball for two years.

His hobby is working for Ridley’s market and he works, works and works.

Jensen has been active in the WPHS Band. Her hobbies are hunting, drawing, bowling and playing and playing Assassins Creed video games.March Elks1