Two seniors from William Chrisman High School and two from Fort Osage High School have been honored by the Rotary Club of Independence as students of the month.
• Joshua L. Hagstrom, at Chrisman, is a McCoy Award winner, is in the National Honor Society and has won the Bright Flight Award. He’s been in debate, orchestra, theater, robotics, the Woodworking Club and the Slam Poetry Club.
He’s a Boy Scout and works at QuikTrip.
He’s been accepted to the computer science program at the Missouri Institute of Science and Technology.
He is the son of Kerstin and Dane Hagstrom.
• Isabelle Jaynes, at Chrisman, is a McCoy Award winner, is vice president of the National Honor Society chapter, has been all-conference honorable mention in tennis doubles, is a black belt in tae kwon do, and has earned “1” ratings at state for small choir ensembles. She’s also been in the Scholar Bowl and on the newspaper/yearbook staff.
She worked at Bed, Bath & Beyond for two years and now works at Cargo Largo.
She plans to attend Drury University in Springfield, Mo., to double-major in psychology and criminal justice.
She is the daughter of Gayle and Peter Jaynes.
• Hailey Chase, at Fort Osage, is in the National Honor Society, the National Art Honor Society and the National Technical Honors Society. In softball, she has been first team all-conference twice as well as second-team all-conference, first team all-district, second-team all-district, second-team all-area, team captain and academic all-state. She’s also team captain in basketball and a four-time varsity letter winner in softball and basketball.
She also umpires for FOIAA, volunteers at her church’s nursery and plays competitive softball.
She plans to attend Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo., on a softball scholarship to study nursing (RN/BSN) and then attend graduate school to become a nurse practitioner.
She is the daughter of Michele and Tim Chase.
• Jared Larson, at Fort Osage, is in the National Honor Society, is in the National Technical Honor Society, is a two-year Scholar-Athlete Award winner, has been the Outstanding Marketing Student of the Year, has been in the top 10 of his class for three years, and has been honorable mention all-conference and honorable mention all-area in baseball. He’s in DECA and in addition to varsity baseball plays varsity basketball.
He is on the Youth Advisory Council of the Truman Heartland Community Foundation, umpires for the Fort Osage Youth Baseball League and keeps score in the Fort Osage Youth Basketball League.
He plans to study sports management at a local four-year university.
He is the son of Matthew and Stacy Larson.