Amanda Copeland, Glen Gurney, Diana Navarrete and Charlie Hernandez have been selected as Students of the Month by the Rotary Club of Independence.

Amanda Copeland, Glen Gurney, Diana Navarrete and Charlie Hernandez have been selected as Students of the Month by the Rotary Club of Independence.

Copeland is a senior at Van Horn High School and participates in the A-plus program; is a member of Math Achievements; was selected as Homecoming Queen; has been named to the honor roll throughout high school and is involved with Read Across America.

She also is a member of the soccer, varsity volleyball and dance teams and is involved in student government.

Copeland plans to attend the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo. to major in graphic design. Her parents are Richard Krantz and Michelle Krantz.

Gurney is a senior at Van Horn High School and is in the Military Order of the World Wars, received the Bronze Junior ROTC Medal of the Military Order and has earned 514 Accelerated Reading points.

In addition, he is co-commander of the JROTC Flag Detail; is co-commander of the JROTC ceremonial unit; participates in JROTC Color Guard and Drill team and is on the JROTC Academic Bowl.

Gurney plans to attend a college that has a ROTC and make the U.S. Army his career. His parents are Danny and Dalila Gurney.

Navarrete is a senior at Van Horn High School and has been named to the honor roll throughout high school; has been nominated for a CharcterPlus award and has earned varsity letters in basketball and soccer.

In addition, she is on the basketball and soccer teams; participates in orchestra and choir and does volunteer work.

Navarrete plans to attend the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Music Conservatory.
She would then like to go onto to earn her doctorate degree. Her parents are Gustavo and Diana Navarrete.

Hernandez is a senior at Van Horn High School and is a member of the National Honor Society; has a 3.25 GPA and has earned a letter in varsity soccer and robotics. In addition, Hernandez plans to Full Sail University in Winter Park., Fla. to pursue a bachelor’s degree in game development. He then plans to pursue a masters degree in game design.

His parents are Marilyn and Florencio Hernandez.