A Truman High School senior was honored by the Rotary Club of Independence as student of the month.

Karly Kinsey has received the McCoy Award, which goes to the top 50 students in a class. She also has academic letters recognizing her seven semesters with a 4.0 GPA. She also is an AP Scholar with Hnoro, a nine-time speech and debate national qualifier, speech and debate state finalist and national finalist, two-time participant in the KC Metro All-District Orchestra and qualified to the state music festival.

She has been the National Speech and Debate Association president and vice president, symphonic orchestra section leader and competitive mock trial lead attorney. She is active in theater, International Thespian Society, Youth Advisory Council, Girl Talk youth mentoring leader, and she’s a Hy-Vee checker.

She plans to attend Kansas State University to earn a degree in speech and theater education with a leadership studies minor. She wants to teach secondary level history or speech and debate. Eventually she wants to obtain a graduate degree and continue serving her community through education.

Her parents are Kimberly Kinsey and Kyle Kinsey.