Aren James Brandis and Bethany Leigh Haynes have been named Junior Students of the Month for April, according to Ely Elks Lodge #1469.

Brandis, age 15, is the son of Jala and Destin Brandis  of Ely.  Haynes, age 14, is the daughter of Leanette Haynes 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.

Brandis has been active in soccer, track, golf and basketball.  His hobbies are  soccer and gaming.

Haynes has been active in drama club, choir and the honor roll.  Her hobbies are playing minecraft, watch anime, talking with friends far away and seeing new places.