The Independence Rotary Club has named Van Horn High School senior Emerald Hattey as its student of the month.

She has taken part in such school activities as GSA, musicals, Scholar Bowl and Reader’s Theatre. She volunteers at the Trails West Branch of the Kansas City Public Library, where she has done internships and is a teen adviser.

She plans to attend Lindenwood University and study the arts, possibly dance, set design or film.

She is the daughter of Angie and David Hattey.