Benjamin Nealson Bailey-Brandis and Libbie Amarah Walker have been named Junior Students of the Month for February, according to Ely Elks Lodge #1469.

Bailey-Brandis, age 13, is the son of KL and Keva Brandis of Ruth.  Walker, age 14, is the daughter of Lindsay and Mathew Walker 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.

Bailey-Brandis has been active in track and his church youth group. He is also a member of the Boy Scouts of America.  His hobbies are science projects at home involving magnetism and electrical currents, video games, animals and studying their care and hanging out with his friends.

Walker has been active in leadership and soccer.  Her hobbies are playing piano, driving ATV’s and playing soccer.