Two seniors from William Chrisman High School have been honored by the Rotary Club of Independence as students of the month.
• Katelyn Laughlin is a McCoy Award recipient, is in the top 2 percent of her class and is in the National Honor Society, the French National Honor Society and the National Society of High School Scholars. She has been named to the Biomed Academy honor roll.
She is captain of the soccer team, has been first team all-conference and second team all-area in soccer and has been named a Mason Atagi Student Athlete of the week. She also runs cross country.
She’s in the symphonic orchestra, is in the Association for Chrisman Excellence club and is in charge of community involvement on the Student Council. She is a member of the Sporting Missouri Valley soccer team, is involved in the youth group at East Side Baptist Church, has worked at the Blue Valley Activity Center and volunteers for the American Cancer Society.
She hopes to attend the Honors College at the University of Missouri and study medicine to become either a neonatal nurse practitioner or a pediatrician.
She is the daughter of Ronnee and Jerry Laughlin.
• James Buehlmann is a McCoy Award winner. He has lettered in Scholar Bowl at the junior varsity and varsity levels, has lettered in track and field and is enrolled in the Math Physics Institute. He is a cashier at Cargo Largo.
He plans to attend the University of Missouri-Kansas City to study pharmacy.
He is the son of James and Michelle Buehlmann.