Christopher Arias has been named Teenager or Student of the Month. It was announced Tuesday by the Tucumcari Elks Lodge.
Christopher, age 17 is the son of Albert and Nancy Arias of Tucumcari. He is a Senior at Tucumcari High School.
The Teenager or Student of the Month program is sponsored by the Elks Lodge in an effort to bring recognition to outstanding youth in the area.
Teenagers or students of the month are selected by a panel of youth in each participating high school within the jurisdiction of the sponsoring lodge.
Multiple achievements, citizenship, scholarship and leadership are the bases for selecting teenagers or students of the month.
Students are nominated monthly by classmates and teachers in their schools and then screened by a school student committee for selection as the teenager or student of the month.
Nominations for subsequent months' teenagers or students will be accepted after the first Monday of each month.
Christopher has been active as the student council president, NHS member, St Anne's Youth Group and Religious Education participant. Scholastically, he has an average grade of 3.63.
Upon graduation, Christopher hopes to become an attorney and be involved in politics.
—Submitted by Tucumcari Elks Lodge