Nicholas Wagner of Truman High School was named Rotary Club of Independence’s Student of the Month for April. He is a member of his school’s National Spanish Honor Society, involved in the Japanese Sister City Exchange program and an academic letter recipient.

After class, Wagner participates in the marching band, symphonic band, as well as concert choir. Besides extracurricular music activities, he also is a member of Truman’s tennis and swimming and diving teams, plus Spanish Club. He also is a member of his church’s youth group at Christ United Methodist Church.

After high school graduation, Wagner plans to study pharmacy and minor in Spanish. His top three college choices are Truman State University, Northwest Missouri State University or MCC Blue River Community College.

His parents are Eric and Bonnie Wagner.

Truman High School’s Maya Coen was selected as April’s Rotary Club of Independence Student of the Month. She has played both softball and soccer at the Varsity level all four years at Truman, as well as being apart of Truman’s softball state championship team. Coen currently holds her school’s record of most starts for a goal keeper and has beaten the career record of most saves.

Coen has also played basketball from her freshmen through junior years and served as CTSO president at the Herndon Career Center.

The National Honor Society member has signed to play softball for Drury University in Springfield and plans to major in Spanish.