Elks name October Junior Teens

WEIRTON – The Weirton Elks Lodge 1801 named Two Oak Glen Middle School students the male and female October Junior Teenagers of the Month.

Ty Hunter Biela, the son of Joseph and Michelle Biela of New Cumberland, and Olivia Louise Strader, the daughter of Timothy and Anita Strader of New Cumberland, were named.

Biela was named to the principal’s honor roll, won the school-level National Geographic Geography competition and placed third at the state level. He has been named to the Buckeye Mountaineer Conference Academic Team and received the Hancock County 4-H Camp Green and White Award.

Biela is a member of the football and basketball teams, Culture Club, Hancock County Gifted Program, Hancock County Teen Leader, West Virginia History Quiz Bowl, Hancock County Academic Games and the John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.

Biela has volunteered with the New Cumberland Christmas parade, New Cumberland Fall River Fest and Tomlinson Run Trail Clean-Up. He has raised money for the Hancock County Animal Shelter and the American Cancer Society.

Biela has assembled care packages for soldiers and filled Christmas stockings for families in need. His hobbies are hunting, fishing, trapping, riding all-terrain vehicles and playing guitar.

Biela plans to study electrical engineering.

Strader is an honor roll student and an All-Star Student; has been recognized for faithful attendance, language arts, excellence in reading, academic performance in mathematics and science; and received distinguished ratings on the West Virginia Educational Standards Test.

She is a member of the West Virginia Quiz Bowl and has volunteered with the Quad City Meals on Wheels program in East Liverpool, Ohio.

Strader’s hobbies include playing the piano and guitar, horseback riding, reading and writing. She is working on a novel.

She plans to become a pharmacist and piano instructor.