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  • Rotary honors Students of the Month

  • Ozzy Litchfield, Derek Willoughby, Courtney Green, Rungrote Athasarusith, Cierra Pritchett and Christopher M. Miles have been selected as Students of the Month by the Rotary Club of Independence.

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  • Ozzy Litchfield, Derek Willoughby, Courtney Green, Rungrote Athasarusith, Cierra Pritchett and Christopher M. Miles have been selected as Students of the Month by the Rotary Club of Independence.
    Litchfield is a senior at St. Mary’s High School and has received varsity letters in football, wrestling and track; was named all conference in the 4x8 relay team; was named Wrestler of the Year; was named first team all district linebacker; was named second team all conference receiver; has been named to the honor roll throughout high school and received the President’s Volunteer Service Award.
    In addition, he is captain of the wrestling and football teams has participated in more than 100 hours of volunteer service; is a member of the Spirit Club and Spanish Club and serves on the school’s yearbook staff.
    Litchfield plans on attending either Graceland University, Central Methodist University, Baker University or Missouri Valley College to play football. He plans to study athletic training. His parents are Julie Baye and Steve Litchfield.
    Willoughby is a senior at Van Horn and is a Math Achiever and has been named to the honor roll throughout high school.
    In addition, he is a member of the Chamber Choir and Concert Choir; participates in community service events; is a member of he Art Club and is a member of the National Arts Honor Society.
    Willoughby plans to attend the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg or the University of Missouri-Kansas City to study media and business. He would then like to work in voice acting and do voice over work. His mother is Rebecca Willoughby.
    Green is a senior at Van Horn and is a McCoy Medal recipient; is president of the National Honor Society and has been named to the Principal’s Honor Roll throughout high school.
    In addition, she is a member of the Concert Choir; is a member of the Socratic Seminar Committee; participates in orchestra and is a college ambassador.
    Green plans to attend Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo. to major in business. Her parents are Patrick Sause and Colleen Green.
    Athasarusith is a senior at Van Horn and is a McCoy Medal recipient; has been named to the Principal’s Honor Roll throughout high school; has perfect attendance; is a member of the National Honor Society and has earned a 3.8 grade point average.
    In addition, he is captain of the soccer team; is photo editor for the school’s publications; is a member of the 20/20 Leadership Program and participates in the A-plus program.
    Athasarusith plans to attend UMKC. His parents are Wichai and Boonlue Athasarusith.
    Pritchett is a senior at Fort Osage High School and has received the Outstanding Freshman Award, the Most Spirit Award and the Most Improve Award; was named Member of the Year, Interpreter of the Year, Debater of the Year and Best of the Year and is a two-time state qualifier in debate.
    Page 2 of 2 - In addition, she is a member of the debate and forensics team; is a member of Student Council; is a Student Ambassador and is an Independence Youth LEAD Steering Committee member.
    Pritchett plans to attend the University of Missouri at Columbia to study political science. She would then like to go onto law school and one day become a policy maker. Her mother is Norma Pritchett.
    Miles is a senior at Fort Osage and is president of the National Forensics League; is a three-time second team all conference representative, has been named first team all conference, is a two-time district finalist and has been a district quarterfinalist, all in debate; is a two-time varsity letter recipient in tennis; is a three-year letter recipient in debate, forensics and band; has received an academic letter; is a member of the National Honors Society and was named Novice Speak of the Year and Varsity Policy Team of the Year in debate.
    In addition, he attends the Trailblazer Collegiate Academy at MCC-Blue River; is a member of the wind ensemble and marching band; is a member of the debate and forensics team and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and participates in show band.
    Miles plans to attend Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo. to major in history and communications before going onto law school. His parents are Damon and Melissa Miles.
     
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