Xander Kaleb Martinez and Karlee Danyelle Moskeff have been named Junior Students of the Month for January, according to Ely Elks Lodge #1469.

Martinez, age 13, is the son of Brendon and Melanie Martinez of Ely.  Moskeff, age 13, is the daughter of Steffen and Kathy Moskeff 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.

Martinez has been active in WPMS Band, soccer, MuayThai, and a Student Council member in the 6th grade.  His hobbies are shooting guns, playing videogames and computer building.

Moskeff has been active in the Steptoe Valley Soccer club, WPMS Band and  WPMS Leadership.  Her hobbies are hunting, trapping, camping, fishing and hiking.