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From left, Noah Matthew Walker and McKenzie Morgan Shady

Noah Matthew Walker and McKenzie Morgan Shady have been named Students of the Month for January, according to Ely Elks Lodge 1469.

Walker, 18, is the son of Lindsay Matthew of Ely. Shady, 17, is the daughter of Luke and Chrissie Shady of Ely. Both are seniors at White Pine High School and will graduate with the Class of 2019.

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.

Walker has been active in track, soccer, basketball and as a member of the National Honor Society. His hobbies are snow boarding, dirt biking and rock climbing.

Shady has been active in cheer with four years on varsity, seven years total as a co-captain and captain of the cheer team. She is the editor of the WPHS yearbook her Junior and Senior years and is a member of the National Honor Society.  She is active in drama and had a role in two plays and was the representative in Student Council her Freshman year.

In her free time, she likes to do makeup, reading, writing, acting and watching  the Criminal Minds show.