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Cooper Montgomery is an enthusiastic athlete and scholar, and puts his best effort into all he pursues


Cooper Montgomery was named the Elks Teen of the Month for October.

Montgomery, a senior at St. Helens High School, is described in a Nov. 18 press release from the school as "a wonderful young man who is full of energy and enthusiasm about life, school and everything else."

"Cooper is dedicated to his studies, compassionate with his peers, outgoing and welcoming to all, and has an imaginative mind when it comes to writing," noted Chelsa Anderson, one of Montgomery's teachers, in the release.

Montgomery has been involved in cross country and track during his time at the high school. As an athlete, he has won awards for being athlete of the month and a scholar athlete. In the arena of community service, Montgomery has served community meals, participated in the Youth Council, and was selected as the Rotary Teen of the Month. Montgomery "has found a way to balance being a great student with also finding time to participate in sports and serve his community," the release states.

Montgomery said earning the Elks Teen of the Month distinction has added to his motivation to succeed.

"I am very honored to receive this title. I appreciate the recognition and I will use this award to push myself to achieve even more," he is quoted as saying in the release.

Montgomery stated that his top quality is working the best he can on each endeavor he pursues.

"The efforts of my actions are what make me the person that I am," he added.

Montgomery enjoys running, exploring the Internet and learning. After graduation, he plans on studying chemistry with a focus on pre-med or forensics.

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