Amy Richardson, Erin Pettus, Crystal Guerra and Ethan Pace have been selected as Students of the Month by the Rotary Club of Independence.

Amy Richardson, Erin Pettus, Crystal Guerra and Ethan Pace have been selected as Students of the Month by the Rotary Club of Independence.
Richardson is a graduate of Truman High School and is a recipient of the McCoy Medal; earned three academic letters; attended the Missouri Scholars Academy; was selected to the National Society of High School Scholars; received a Show-Me Award for the yearbook, a superior award for newspaper and yearbook and an excellent award for newspaper; received the LeRoy Brown Outstanding Journalism Student Award, the Teresa Carpenter Outstanding Writer Award, the Outstanding Editor for the Spirit in 2009 and 2009, the Comcast Leadership Scholarship and the Board of Governors Scholarship and is a Bright Flight Scholar.
In addition, she was the editor-in-chief for “The Spirit of ‘09;” was involved on the newspaper staff; was vice-president of the National Honor Society; was a PATS executive board member and was section leader in marching band.
In the future, Richardson plans to attend Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo. to major in elementary education. She would then like to stay in Missouri and teach at a public elementary school. Her parents are Bob and Patty Richardson.
Pettus is a graduate of St. Mary’s High School and has been named to the honor roll throughout high school and has been in honors English for the last three years.
In addition, she was a member of the cheerleading squad and the track team; participated in the Spirit Club and the Spanish Club and was a member of the Student Council for two years.
Pettus plans to attend Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo., but is undecided on a major. Her parents are Ben and Lynn Pettus.
Guerra is a graduate of St. Mary’s High School; and participated in Youth Lead 2008; received the Mary Bodin Scholarship; attended the NCLR Conference in 2008 and NCLR Advocacy Day in 2009 and participated in the Latina Summer Math and Summer program at Avila University.
In addition, she was a member of the Student Council; was involved in the Escalera College bridge program; was captain of the soccer team and volunteered with voter registration with Communities Creating Opportunities.
Guerra plans to attend MCC-Penn Valley for one year before transferring to the University of Missouri-Kansas City to pursue an architecture degree. Her parents are Ignacio and Marina Guerra.
Pace is a graduate of St. Mary’s High School and was named to the honor roll throughout high school and took Advance Placement and honors courses.
In addition, he participated in cross country and track; was a member of the Polar Bear Club, the Spanish Club and the Spirit Club and is a Boy Scout with Troop 362.
Pace plans to attend Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo., but is undecided on a major. His parents are Keith and Mary Pace.