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Jarrett Boynton named 'Elks Teen of the Month

BoyntonThe St. Helens Elks Lodge has selected Jarrett Boynton as the Elks Teen of the Month for April.

Boynton is a senior at St. Helens High School and will graduate as one of three valedictorians in June. Additionally, he is also involved in extracurricular activities like band, leadership, National Honor Society, tennis, cross county and track.

Teachers at the high school nominated Boynton for the award based on his work ethic, positive attitude and willingness to work, a press release from the school said. One teacher described Boynton as highly interested in class subjects and helpful in involving other students in classroom discussions, the release said.

Boynton said he was excited to be selected for the honor and wanted to thank his twin brother, Miles, and older brother, Tavin, for helping him become the person he is today.

“I am very ecstatic and grateful for being selected!” Boynton said. “I’m thankful to my teachers and parents who have helped shape me to be the person that I am!”

When asked, Boynton said in the release his best quality is his ability to listen to others and give advice when his friends ask. After high school, Boynton plans to study architecture at the University of Oregon or the University of Southern California.