Two seniors at Truman High School have been honored by the Rotary Club of Independence as students of the month.
• Don Edmondson is a four-year academic letter recipient, all-conference football player and all-district and all-conference basketball player. He is a debate team member, football team captain, basketball team captain and a member of the track team. He is a Pacer Basketball Organization member, Shotokan Karate team member, summer youth camp counselor, youth basketball coach, Special Olympics basketball official and a mini-sprint driver.
After high school he will continue his education and sports career at the University of Missouri Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri, studying mechanical engineering with a specialization in engineering management, and joining the football team as a wide receiver. His long-term career goal is to work in the advanced manufacturing industry as a mechanical engineer.
He is the son of Don and Kristy Edmondson
• Joni Oswald is a McCoy Award recipient, varsity letter winner in softball, basketball and cross-country, and a first team all-district infielder in 2016 and a second team all-conference infielder in 2016, 2017 and 2018. She is also a Missouri State High School Activities Association Exemplary Athlete Award recipient. She is the school’s newspaper editor, founder of the ping-pong club, historian of Earth First! Club, member of the executive board of Spanish club and the Spanish Honor Society Literacy Ambassadors club, and a Relay for Life committee head.
She works at Terra Health Foods Market and as a lifeguard at the Tomasha pool. She is also a delegate for the Japanese Sister City Exchange program. She plans to attend the University of Missouri to earn a degree in journalism and eventually work for a newspaper.
She is the daughter of Dale and Laura Oswald.