Kristen Eller and Ryan Rathke were selected as the high schoolís Optimist Youth of the Month for February.

Eller is on the A Honor Roll and is enrolled in AP classes, dual-credit classes, dual/AP Chemistry II award, UIL science, UIL mathematics and UIL number sense. She plans to attend Baylor University.

Ellerís achievements include numerous band awards, academic awards and dance awards. Her leadership roles include being a member of FLO, captain of Dazzlers and French Horn/Baritone squad leader.

Eller has worked at Country Woods Inn for seven years.

Rathke is ranked third in his class. He was named to the Academic All District and All-State teams in football. Rathke was also named to the All-District football team. He placed second in shot put and medaled in literary criticism.

His leadership roles include being member of National Honor Society, football captain, a member of FCA and HOSA. He has participated in Jingle Bell Walk and is a member of Generations Church.

Rathke was not available for a photo.