Caysen Anthony  Connell and Bethany Lister have been named Students of the Year for 2018-2019, according to Ely Elks Lodge #1469.

Connell, age 18, is the son of Kent and Toni Connell of Ruth. Lister, age 18, is the  daughter of Berny and Mark Lister of Ely. Both Connell and Lister graduated with the Class of 2019 at White Pine High School.

The Student of the Year program is sponsored by the Ely Elks Lodge in an effort to bring recognition to two outstanding students selected from the Students of the Month for 2018-2019.

Students of the Year are selected by the Youth Activities Committee in the  sponsoring lodge and are suitably  honored at a school awards night. Multiple achievement, citizenship, scholarship and leadership are the basis for selection of Students of the Year.

Connell has been active in the Academic Decathalon, WPHS Honor Choir, WPHS Band, track and the swim team.  He is a member and President of the Drama Club.

His hobbies are band, choir, swimming, knitting and reading.

Lister has been active in soccer, basketball, golf, track and cross country sports. She is a member of the National Honor Society and President/Ambassador of the White Pine 4-H chapter.  Lister is also a 4-H State Ambassador and WPHS Student Body President.  Her hobbies are reading, writing, riding horses, camping, hunting, playing sports, photography and clogging.