Two seniors from Fort Osage High School have been honored by the Rotary Club of Independence as students of the month.

Claire Benedict

Honors, Awards, Scholastic Achievements: National Honors Society Member, chamber choir, “A” Honor Roll, Drama Club President 2013-14, Choir Vice President (2013-14)

Extracurricular Activities: chamber choir, theatre and private vocal lessons

Future Plans: Claire plans to attend UMKC next fall and study English (emphasis in Creative Writing) and Vocal Performance

Parents: Joel and Heather Knight

Nehemiah Deason

Honors, Awards, Scholastic Achievements: Vice President of Forensics, leader in honor choir, attended global competition for Destination Imagination after winning first place at regionals

Extracurricular Activities: Works at Hy-Vee in Independence, community/professional/school theatre, debate and forensics, ballet/contemporary/lyrical dance classes, Chamber Choir, volunteers at Children’s Performing and Encore Theatres at the Sermon Center

Future Plans: Nehemiah plans to major in Musical Theatre with a minor in Computer Science. He also plans to move to New York and pursue theatre within the next five years.