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St. Helens High senior named Elks Teen of the Month

The St. Helens Elks Lodge named Cecelya Stoltz, a senior at St. Helens High School, as the Elks Teen of the Month for November.

Stoltz was recognized by teachers and staff at the high school for her leadership skills, both academically and socially, and her positive attitude and desire to learn.

Keith Meeuwsen, St. Helens High School history teacher, said Stoltz makes the classroom “a great learning environment for everyone” by getting her classmates involved in discussions and leading by example. Meeuwsen also said Stoltz is actively engaged in learning about the world around her, especially when it comes to national politics.

Stoltz said she was honored to be given the award.

“I’ve always viewed the students selected for this award as the most prestigious and intelligent students in the school so it is a super big honor for me,” Stoltz said in a press release.

Outside of school, Stoltz is also involved in the school’s art department and is currently helping with two different murals at the high school. In her spare time she volunteers with the Columbia Humane Society.

“Cecelya is a wonderful young lady who is going to do something great and will make this world a better place,” Meeuwsen said. “We need more people like her.”

The Elks Teen of the Month award is given to a student who is nominated by staff members at the high school.