Calipatria High School recently named seniors Pinar Akcayoz and Hector Maciel as teen-agers of the month for January.
Pinar is a foreign exchange student from Turkey. She is Associated Student Body treasurer and member of the peer court program. She enjoys listening to music, traveling, shopping, going to the movies and spending time with her friends.
Her host parents are Cal and Elizabeth Butler of Calipatria. Her parents are Fuat and G. Mihriban Akcayoz of Turkey.
Hector is vice president of Future Homemakers of America, a scholar athlete, Project Star member and varsity member of the football and baseball teams.
He enjoys having fun with friends, doing art work, talking on the phone and joking.
"I'll try anything once and twice if I like it," he said.
The award is sponsored by the Elks Brawley Lodge 1420.
Teen-ager of the month selections are judged on character, leadership, service, citizenship and scholastic achievements.