Charish Jean Stevens and Natalie Olivia Neibauer have been named Junior Students of the Month for January, according to Ely Elks Lodge #1469.     

Stevens, age 13, is the daughter of Angela Tiana Stevens of Ely.  Neibauer, age 14, is the daughter of Cristina Lerch of Ely. 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.     

Stevens has been active in dance, basketball, softball, leadership, cheerleading, violin and choir.  She is a volunteer for the Northern Nevada Railway and the White Pine Public library and is active with the lighthouse, 7&UP Club and her youth group. Her hobbies are painting, cooking, reading and coloring drawings.     

Neibauer has been active in leadership, basketball, cheer and band.  Her  hobbies are painting, cheer leading and basketball.