Kason Leon Ernest and Arlee Rae Morrison have been named Junior Students of the Month for March, according to Ely Elks Lodge #1469.     

Ernest, age 14, is the son of Kelly and Kristina Ernest of Ely. Morrison, age 13, is the daughter of Mike and Brigett Morrison of McGill.  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.     

Ernest is a member of the travel team for football, basketball, track and golf. He is a leadership class member, Student Council member and an altar server for the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  He is also a member of the Great Basin Trails Alliance and a Junior Jazz player.  His hobbies are basketball, golf, mountain biking, cross country skiing, hiking, fishing, video games space facts, football, snow boarding and kayaking.     

Morrison has been active in basketball and leadership.  She is a member of the Nevada State Junior High School Rodeo Association and a 2017 National Qualifier for the Nevada State Junior High School Rodeo. She is also a member of the White Pine County 4-H organization.  Her hobbies are being outside with her horses and her dog.