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Public Safety Participates in the Old Settlers Parade

Addison Smith
Senior Noah Jaye waves down from the firetruck at the crowd in the parade.

Public Safety marched in the annual Old Settlers Parade on Sept. 9. During the parade, public safety members marched throughout downtown Olathe from Kansas Street and Loula Street. From there it travels east to Water Street and North to Park Street. It then headed east and ended at Buchanan Street

Some public safety students had never experienced being in the Old Settlers Parade but they didn’t have much to prepare before they participated in the parade to represent their school.

Freshman Micaela Brashear shared that this was her first time as a member of public safety being in the parade.

“We didn’t have to rehearse or anything but to prepare for it I told myself there is going to be a lot of people there and that I don’t need to worry because we’re all there together as a team,” Brashear said. 

Public safety included their firetruck and police car in the parade. On top of the firetruck were the upperclassman, waving down at the crowd while the underclassman walked along the sides of the truck in the street.

Junior Christian Ferman Almendra said, his favorite part of being in the Old Settlers Parade was “just seeing people smile and seeing the little kids happy,”. 



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Reece Young, Writer
Reece Young is a junior writer for the Owl Post staff. This is her first year on staff. Organizations and teams she’s involved in outside of journalism are soccer and Junior Committee. Some hobbies Reece enjoys are playing club soccer, watching other sports and spending time with her friends and family. Some things Reece is looking forward to this year are the print papers and getting closer with the other staff members. What she loves about journalism is seeing the end result of a story and seeing people interact with the stories the staff writes.  
Addison Smith, Online Editor
Addison Smith is a senior and Online Editor for the Owl Post. This is her third year on staff, previously serving as a staff member. Addison is involved in Rho Kappa, Link Crew and Quill & Scroll. Outside of school, Addison enjoys hanging out with friends, making art and watching TV shows, her favorites including, “The Rookie” and “Community.” Addison is looking forward to advancing the print paper, furthering her photography and writing stories about the community. What Addison loves most about journalism is the ability to spread information to the public and the fascinating world journalism provides through writing and photography. 

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