David Izaak Nicholes and MacKenzie Hope Cavender have been named Students of the Month for February, according to Ely Elks Lodge 1469.

Nicholes, 17, is the son of Sheldon and Christina Nicholes of Ely.  Cavender, 17, is the daughter of Faye and Buford Cavender of McGill. 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.

Nicholes has been active in soccer, track & field and choir.  His hobbies are sports, web design, video games, multi media, playing the piano and ukulele, music and writing.

Cavender has been the cheerleading mascot four years and is a member of the National Honor Society.  She has been in the WPHS Student Council four years and is the current WPHS Student Body historian.  Her hobbies are writing, reading and spending time with friends and family.