Elk’s Lodge honors teen

Rocio Acosta has been named Teenager or Student of the Month, it was announced today by the Elk’s Lodge.

Rocio, 16, is the daughter of Marciano and Marcelina Acosta of Tucumcari. She is a freshman at Tucumcari High School.

The program is sponsored by the Elks Lodge in an effort to bring recognition to outstanding youth in the area.

Teenagers or student of the month are selected by a panel of youth in each participating high school within the jurisdiction of the sponsoring lodge.

Multiple achievement, citizenship, scholarship and leadership are the basis 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.

Nominations for teenager or student are accepted after the first Monday of each month.

Rocio has been active in Spanish Club. Scholastically, she has a grade point average of 3.4 on A/B Honor Roll.

Upon graduation, Rocio hopes to go to college and find a career in early childhood education.