Matt C. Van Tassell and Ashlie Jade Weston have been named Junior Students of the Month for November, according to Ely Elks Lodge #1469.

Van Tassell, age 14, is the son of Megan and Marc Van Tassell of Ely.

Weston, age 13, is the daughter of Miranda Russell 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.

Van Tassell has been active in football, basketball and track. His hobby is mountain biking.

Weston has been active in volleyball, softball, leadership and culinary. She is the WPMS Student Body Vice President. Her hobbies are watching You Tube, DIY’s, cooking and baking.