Kaileigh Mae Dumont and Kylee Jo Connell have been named Junior Students of the Month for January, according to Ely Elks Lodge #1469.

Dumont, age 13, is the daughter of Amber Cardwell and Hawk Dumont of Ely.

Connell, age 13, is the daughter of Kent and Toni Connell of Ruth. 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.

Dumont has been active in All Star Cheer, gymnastics, leadership and softball.  Her hobbies are watching Netflix, writing, photography and hanging out with best friends.

Connell has been active in leadership, choir, band, basketball and softball.Her hobbies are basketball, hunting, softball catcher, ranching and being outdoors.