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Sistersville Elks Lodge Announces December Teenagers of the Month

By Staff | Dec 31, 2019
Shane Bates
Garrett Littel
Naomi Mathers
Elizabeth Paden

Naomi Mathers, daughter of Rhonda Knight, has been selected as a December Senior Teenager of the Month. Naomi participates in FFA, Rodeo, and the School Climate Committee. She currently serves as the FFA Treasurer and the President for the School Climate Committee. Mathers has been awarderd her Greenhand, Chapter, and State FFA degrees, Miss Knight, and Teen Miss Military Star. Additionally, Mathers earns community service by participating in the regional food drive, FFA volunteer activities, and Veteran’s and Wounded Warriors. Mathers maintains a 3.7 GPA. Her mother is a Veteran and her father is active military.

Garrett Littell, son of Amy and Joe Littell, has also been chosen as a Senior Teenager of the Month for December. Littell particpates in Basketball, Track, TSA, the National Honor Society, Film Club, Student Council, Prom Club, Chess and Checkers, and YLA. Littell has been awarded top 15 percent, an academic letter, OVAC academic award, We The People district champion, Mountaineer Boys State, and is on the WVNCC Merrit list. Additionally, Littell serves as the Chapter TSA President, the West Virginia State TSA Sergeant – at – arms, and the Class Treasurer. He volunteers his time by working at Trunk or Treat, organized cereal drive, volunteers at TSA Fall Leadership Conference, Youth Basketball clinics, and Saturday Recess, all while maintaining a 4.41 GPA.

Shane Bates, son of Jackie and Shannon Miller, has been chosen as a Junior Teenager of the Month for December. Bates is involved in the TCMS Football team, NJHS, and the Stars club. He also takes an honors math class, all while maintaining at 4.0 GPA.

Elizabeth Paden, daughter of Josh and Tomley Paden, has been chosen as a December Junior Teenager of the Month. Paden is involved in band, cross country, and track, as well as NJHS, 4-H, and the Craft Club. Paden has been awarded perfect attendance, state honor band, honor roll, KNIGHT of the Round Table, GOOD Student Award, and Superior rating in Band Performance. She is the Community Service Officer for her 4-H club, and served as the Game Leader her sixth grade year. She maintains a 3.833 GPA while volunteering her time baking cookies, giving food to those in need on Thanksgiving, worked as a teen leader at Tyler County Youth Days Camp, Christmas Caroling, donating toys for Toys for Tots, handing out candy for Trunk or Treat, packing snack bags, distributing food at Food Give Away, and cleaning up the barn at the fair grounds.