Kelsey Massey and Austin Hoodenpyle were selected as the Junior High Optimist Youth of the Month for December.

Massey is on the A honor roll and participated in UIL Mathematics in sixth and seventh grade.

Her leadership rolls include being the historian for the Junior National Honor Society (NJHS), participating in 4-H and pitching for the softball team.

Other achievements include being named to NJHS and placing first in UIL Mathematics in sixth and seventh grades.

Massey also shows pigs in the 4-H stock show and visits the nursing home with NJHS.

Hoodenpyle is also on the A honor roll and is enrolled in Pre-AP classes in Math, English, Science and History.

His leadership roles include being on the Somervell 4-H Youth Counsel, as well as organizing flyers at Glen Rose Junior High School to inform staff about the Concerned Citizens for the Preservation of Chalk Mountain and their cause.

Other achievements include being a member of NJHS, earning perfect TAKS scores, being invited to Duke Talent Search, showing a Grand Champion goat at Somervell County Youth Fair 2008 and he received the Office Aid Award.

Hoodenpyle is also a Somervell County Food Bank volunteer, a Christmas in Action volunteer, a member of the Concerned Citizens for the Preservation of Chalk Mountain and a Mission Arlington Toy Bank volunteer.