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


• Nicolette Bowman received the McCoy Award for academic excellence and in forensics qualified to Nationals in informative speaking. Her Chrisman activities have included first clarinet and section leader in band, debate, swim and dive team, theater, Spanish Honor Society, ACE, A+, Tobacco Free Missouri, Youth Leader, Students Against Destructive Decisions president, High School Democrats club, Special Olympics Fan Club, wrestling manager, mock car crash, Louder Than a Bomb, college ambassador, HOSA secretary, Youth Advisory Council, NHS historian, History Club historian, Robotics media specialist and photographer.

Outside of school she works at Tropical Sno. She attended the Missouri Leadership Seminar and Missouri Girls State, whier she was a representative and color bearer.

Her college plans are undecided.

Her parents are Shelley McMillin and Bill Bowman.


• Braxton M. Ward is in National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and has received the McCoy Award for academic excellence. He also has been on the principal's honor roll every year and was named cross country academic all-state.

He has been active in cross country, basketball, track, golf and Student Council.

Outside of school he is active in the Eastside Baptist Church Youth Group where he also works with the middle school ministry. He works part-time at QuikTrip.

He plans to attend college to major in engineering - probably civil engineering - but has not decided on a college.

His parents are Brent and Gina Ward.