Gerad Haupt, an eighth-grader at Clear Spring Middle School, was named Youth of the Month for January by the Washington County Commissioners Tuesday.
Gerad, 13, has made the distinguished honor roll every marking period since the fifth grade.
He was praised for his extensive activities by Commissioner John S. Shank.
Haupt's accomplishments include All State Chorus, All County Chorus and singing in church plays and at The Maryland Theatre.
Haupt is a member of the Student Senate and runs cross country, placing sixth in the county track meet in the eighth grade and third in the county meet in seventh grade.
Haupt is an all-star baseball player, and plays in basketball and soccer leagues.
Haupt also won spelling bees at Clear Spring Middle School in the sixth and seventh grades, and was a member of the Chess Club.