Two seniors from William Chrisman High School have been honored by the Rotary Club of Independence as students of the month.
• Connor Jones has been accepted as a participant of the Missouri Scholars Academy, and he has received the McCoy Award for academic excellence. He took first in state in the SkillsUSA 3D printing competition, and is the William Chrisman STEM student of the year.
He is the driver and control team leader of the district robotics team, and has been active in Tobacco Free Missouri Youth, SkillsUSA, as a mentor for the robotics teams at Bridger Middle School and as a STEM student ambassador.
Outside of school he worked at Sylvan Learning Center.
His future plans are to earn a degree in aerospace engineering and work for SpaceX.
His parents are Christi Jones and Jason Jones.
• Mackenzie Rohrbach also received the McCoy Award and is a KC Scholar. She is in Spanish Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society.
She has been active in track, History Club and National Honor Society.
Outside of school she is involved in Project Sunshine.
She plans to attend Loyola University in Chicago to earn a master's in nursing and become a pediatric nurse practitioner.
Her parents are Morgan Porter and Josh Rohrbach.