Cole Manley and Haris Durrani, seniors at Staples High School, were recently honored as "Students of the Month" by the Westport Sunrise Rotary Club for their article in last June's Inklings about the economic and racial bubble young Westporters grow up in.

Manley, an instructor in Norwalk's Grass Roots Tennis, a program that uses tennis as a vehicle to foster self-confidence, courtesy and maturity of disadvantaged children, has been interested in diversity since he was a young boy. Durrani, who believes minorities need a voice, and is active in the mosque his family belongs to, often writes about civil rights issues.