Rachel McArthur of Fort Osage High School was selected as the Rotary Club of Independence Student of the Month. She has previously won the Fort Osage Resources Champion Education Award, Academic Achievement Award and has two Academic Letters at her school.

After class, McArthur volunteers at Grain Plains SPCA animal shelter in Independence, is president of the FOHS Chess Club, participates in Concert Choir and has a yellow belt in Tae-Kwon-Do.

Rachel plans to get a degree in Physics and then study Quantum Physics, Astrophysics and Geophysics in order to become both a theoretical and experimental physicist. On top of that, she wants to be a fictional author as well.

Her parents are Rhonda and Craig McArthur.

Fort Osage High School student William Rayn Tupinio was also chosen as Rotary Club of Independence Student of the Month for March. He has been on his school’s “A” honor roll since freshman year, has an Academic Letter, and as of last semester, ranked 1st in his senior class with a 4.26 GPA.

After school, Tupinio is part of his school’s Varsity soccer team, vice president of FOHS’s National Honor Society and a Math Bowl participant.

William plans to attend William Jewell College after graduation, where he will study Education to become either a high school teacher or college professor. He also plans to play soccer for William Jewell as well.

His parents are William and Pearl Tupinio.