Collin Taylor Young and Kendra Nicole Thompson have been named Students of the Month for December, according to Ely Elks Lodge #1469.

Young, age 18, is the son of Jennifer and Adam Young of Ely.

Thompson, age 18, is the daughter of Matthew and Steffani Thompson of Ely. Both are Seniors at White Pine High School and will graduate with the Class of 2018.

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.

Young is a thespian and starred in “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” and “Peter and the Starcatchers.” He has played varsity basketball three years and been captain for two years. Young has also played varsity golf four years with three years as captain.  He is  a member of the National Honor Society, WPHS Choir for six years and the Honor Choir four year with two years as section leader.  He has been awarded the journalism award by the Nevada Association of School Boards and placed second, fifth and sixth place at state golf division championships.

Young is also the Most Valuable Player in the Northern Division III golf league.

His hobbies are golf, basketball, reading, singing, mowing lawns, ping pong and tennis.

Thompson has been active in volleyball, basketball, track and cheerleading.

She is a member of the National Honor Society, WPHS Honor Choir and a peer leader. Her hobbies are sports, hiking, fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding and spending time with friends and family.