Two seniors at William Chrisman High School have been selected as the Rotary Students of the Month.
• Kiersten Bachmann has received the McCoy Award for Academic Excellence and has been awarded a KC Scholarship. She has been involved in many school activities including tennis, colorguard, ACE club, Health Occupation Students of America, and KC HealthTracks, an organization designed to help introduce high school students to health-care careers.
Kiersten has been an active volunteer, providing approximately 50 hours of tutoring in local elementary schools and volunteering at Children’s Mercy Hospital, Shep’s Place Senior Dog Sanctuary, and Harvesters.
Currently, Kiersten is working at a local QuikTrip store.
Kiersten’s plan is to pursue a bachelor of science degree in nursing at UMKC and hopes to specialize in either labor and delivery or trauma. Long term, she hopes to obtain a master of science degree in nursing as well.
Kiersten is the daughter of Elizabeth Manning.
• Samuel Hawley has received the McCoy Award for Academic Excellence and is a member of the National Honor Society. Sam has been involved in in the National Honor Society, the Chrisman Student Council, ACE club, tennis, basketball, soccer, Health Occupation Students of America, College ambassadors, Booster Club and the Parent Teacher Student Association. Sam has also volunteered at the school and with other local agencies. He is currently employed by the Independence School District and works with the district’s animatronic scoreboard.
Sam plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, a master of science degree in mathematics and a doctorate in education. He hopes to become a math teacher and school administrator.
Sam’s parents are Amy and David Hawley.