Zachary Williams, Aubrey Becker, Ellie Esry, Mason Howell, Rebecca Atchley and Chelsee Boyer have been selected as Students of the Month by the Rotary Club of Independence.

Zachary Williams, Aubrey Becker, Ellie Esry, Mason Howell, Rebecca Atchley and Chelsee Boyer have been selected as Students of the Month by the Rotary Club of Independence.

Williams is a senior at Fort Osage High School and was named to the KC Metro Honor Choir in 2009 and 2012; was named to the KC Metro All-District Choir in 2011 and 2012;  received “I” ratings the last three years at the District Vocal Solo Contests; received “I” ratings the last two years at the State Vocal Contests; received the Statesman Award at the 2011 West Central District SkillsUSA competition and attends the CSI/law enforcement program at the Career and Technology Center.

In addition, he is a member of the Touch of Class; enjoys hunting and fishing and takes private voice lessons at the Music/Arts Institute.

In the future, Williams plans to attend MCC-Blue River and later wants to attend the Police Academy. His parents are Mark and Patti Williams.

Becker is a senior at Fort Osage and has received the Leadership Delegate Award; has been named Student of the Month and Student of the Quarter; has been named to the “A” Honor Roll; has received the FORCE Award; is a member of the National Honor Society and is a varsity letterman.

In addition, she is a member of DECA, FBLA, Kid’s Congress, the National Technical Honor Society, Touch of Class and the Youth Advisory Council and is a Student Ambassador.

Becker plans to study fashion marketing and management with a minor in entrepreneurship at either Stephens College or Missouri State University. Her parents are Darrin and Deborah Becker.

Esry is a senior at Truman High School and is a three-time Academic Letter recipient; has received the McCoy Award; is in the top 5 percent of the senior class; has a 4.0 grade point average and is a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society.

In addition, she is president of the Student Council; is a member of the marching and symphonic bands; is a member of the Spanish Club and Spirit Club and participates on the girls varsity swimming team.

Esry plans to attend William Jewell College to major in nursing and Spanish. Her parents are Bill and Jill Esry.

Howell is a senior at Truman High School and he is a member of the Quill and Scroll Society; has received the Show-Me Award in photojournalism and is Photo Editor for THS Media.

In addition, he is a member of the pep, jazz and symphonic bands and is a section leader for the tenor saxophones.

Howell plans to attend community college for two years before transferring to a four-year university. He is considering careers in the psychological field or becoming a chiropractor. His parents are Heather and Stirling Howell.

Atchley is a senior at William Chrisman and is a McCoy Award recipient and is a member of the National Honor Society and the National Spanish Honor Society.

In addition, she participates on the softball team; is a member of the ACE Club, the FCCLA Club and the Spanish Club; participates in the A-plus program; is a New Student Ambassador and participates with LINK, 20/20 Leadership and the Heartland Border Walk for Multiple Sclerosis.

Atchley plans to attend Truman State University for pre-medicine, majoring in biology. She would then like to continue on to medical school. Her parents are Rick and Michelle Atchley.

Boyer is a senior at Van Horn and has earned varsity letters in track and field, volleyball and soccer; has been named to the “A” Honor Roll and Principal’s Honor Roll; received the McCoy Award; is a member of the National Honor Society and earned perfect attendance in 2009.

In addition, she participates in the CharacterPlus program and the A-Plus program; is a Peer Mentor; volunteers at Korte Elementary, Maywood Terrace Nursing Home, the LINC Cancer Walker and Extreme School Makeover and is on the track and field, volleyball and soccer teams.

In the future, Boyer plans to attend Park University to major in biology. Her parents are Julie and Ronnie Smith.