ALYSSA M. OFAT has been named the "Teen of the Month" for January 2009 by the Ohio River Valley Elks Lodge #231.
Ofat is the daughter of Lana and Edward Ofat and is a senior at Bellaire High School and carries a 3.71 GPA. She is ranked third in her class of 106 and plans to attend college attaining a degree in physical therapy.
Her school activities include volleyball (captain), basketball and softball; a member of T.A.P.P., yearbook staff editor and student council president; a member of Wheeling Youth Leadership and National Honor Society. She volunteers for youth basketball camp and her hobbies are scrapbooking, reading, photography and dancing.
The Elks congratulate Alyssa on her award. She is now eligible to win the "Teen of the Year" award which would allow her to be considered for a $1,500 scholarship for the college of her choice.