Nathan M. Watson and Shaylinn N. Maestes have been named Students of the Month for October, according to Ely Elks Lodge #1469.

Watson, age 14, is the son of Charlie and Gina Watson of Ely.

Maestes, age 13, is the daughter of Raymond and Michele Maestes of Ely.  Both are 8th graders at LearningBridge 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.

Watson is a member of the Junior Bowling league. His hobbies are hunting, bowling and playing video games.

Maestes has been active in volleyball, softball and the 4-H Blue Ribbon Club.She was a member of the Learning Bridge Student Council in the 7th grade.Her hobbies are arts and crafts, riding horses and sports.