[Photo courtesy of Jeff Richards]

Grand County High School’s students of the month for November 2015 are Brenda Ramirez and Tyrese Stash.

Ramirez is a senior. She is the daughter of Bertha Estrada and Juan Carlos Ramirez Soto. Ramirez said her favorite class is video production. “I get to shoot videos and edit them,” said Ramirez, who helped film Red Devil football games from the sidelines this fall.

Ramirez said her most challenging class is government. “We had a test the first day, and I didn’t know some of the answers,” she said.

Ramirez is a member of the school’s Amigos Club, and has volunteered as a helper at the local library.

After high school, Ramirez plans to attend either Southern Utah University or Dixie State University. She has not yet decided which subjects she plans to study.

Stash is a junior. He is the son of Herbert Stash and Charlene Stash.

“Art classes and history classes have always been my favorite,” Stash said. “I’m very passionate about learning new visual art techniques and expanding my art skills. I’m also passionate about history because it helps me become more culturally informed, and there is an endless amount of knowledge to obtain.”

Stash has been a member of the Red Devils’ cross-country and track teams. He is also a member of the National Honor Society. Outside of school, he volunteers as a helper at running events, and also helps out with other community events, like the Day of the Dead and the Moab Arts Festival. Stash has worked at the Moab Diner for the past three years.

After high school, Stash said he plans to pursue a degree in architectural design at Colorado State University.

The local Elks Lodge sponsors Grand County High School’s Student of the Month program under the direction of Frank Vaccaro. Jeff Richards is the high school coordinator. The Elks started the program to recognize students who were outstanding in the areas of character, leadership, service, citizenship and scholastic performance. The Rotary Club and Grand County School District Board of Education also recognize the students.