The Payson Elks Lodge, 1206 N. Beeline Highway, has started a new monthly recognition program for students in the Payson community. The Elks’ Student of the Month program is an effort to bring recognition to outstanding youth in the area.
A school panel in each participating school within the jurisdiction of the lodge selects youngsters to be named Students of the Month.
Students are nominated monthly by classmates and teachers in their schools and then screened by the school panel.
Multiple achievements, citizenship, scholarship and leadership are the basis for selecting students of the month.
Elks Lodge No. 2154 announced Renata Rodriguez and Bingham Rogers are January Students of the Month from Julia Randall Elementary School.
Renata, fourth grade, is the daughter of Jose and Gabriela Rodriguez. Renata was chosen for excelling in academics, helpfulness and respectfulness to her classmates and teachers. She has received several awards from her teachers and the principal.
Bingham, fourth grade, is the son of Flint and Jan Rogers. Bingham was chosen for achieving excellence in academics and has excellent social skills. He has received the principal’s letter of excellence.
Nominated and chosen by Rim Country Middle School is Jaxon Rhodes. Jaxon is in eighth grade and the son of Scott and Becky Rhodes. He is an excellent student in academics and is involved in mentoring incoming sixth grade students, made nationals in archery and also edits the school’s daily video announcements.