Raymundo Silvano Tellechea and Catherine A. Odgers have been named Students of the Month for May, according to Ely lks Lodge #1469.

Tellechea, age 18, is the son of Laura and Silvano Tellechea of Ely.  Odgers, age 18, is the daughter of Charles and Connie Odgers 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.

Tellechea has been active in the drama club, WPHS Band, choir, track and field and soccer.

His hobbies are involving himself in numerous international thespian events performing in state competitions and attending the international thespian festivals and hanging out with his friends.

Odgers has been President of the Rodeo Club and Secretary for two years.  She is also the Secretary for the FFA Steptoe Valley chapter, President of the Drama club for two years, member of the WPHS Student Council two years and the State Queen for NSHSRA for two years.

She has also competed in VFW and American Legion speech and oratorical contests, winning several awards.