Elks name junior teens of month

WELLSBURG — Officials with the Wellsburg Elks Lodge have announced junior teens of the month for September and October.

September’s teens of the month were Shaylee Groves and Mason Merriner; and October’s teens of the month were Melyn Bachinski and Daniel Rawson, all of Follansbee Middle School.

The daughter of Donald and Darcee Groves, Groves has been named to the principal’s honor roll and has participated in MATHCOUNTS, Math Field Day and the Science Technology Engineering and Math Club. She is captain of the basketball team, president of the school band and captain of the Brenda Casey Gold-diggers Dancers. She has volunteered at her church’s Bible school.

The son of Dan and Rebecca Merriner, Merriner has been named to the principal’s honor roll and plays in the Wheeling Amateur Hockey Association. He attends Follansbee United Methodist Church and has taken guitar lessons for four years.

The daughter of Michael and Jill Bachinski, Bachinski has been named to the principal’s honor roll and has competed in Math Field Day. She is a Blue Wave cheerleader, secretary of the Students Promoting Love, Awareness, Social Skills and Happiness Club and member of the swim and track teams and St. John Catholic Church.

The son of Walter and Kathleen Rawson, Rawson has been an honor roll student, student conductor and member of the Follansbee Middle School band and member of the wrestling team.

He earned a third degree red belt at the Rine Karate Studio and is a member of Weirton Nazarene Church.