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5-22-18 — Weather Sends Graduation Indoors

May 22, 2018 ~ Rain didn’t dampen spirits as 2,098 high school seniors graduated from the Olathe Public Schools on May 20. 

After more than 14,000 hours of schooling from kindergarten through 12th grade, this year's graduating class was ready to accept their diplomas from high school leaders, Board of Education members and district administrators.

These graduates were guided along their educational journey by award-winning educators and a dedicated support staff. Whatever these graduates choose to pursue in the near future — trade school, work, two-year college or four-year university — they have experienced an award-winning education in the state's second-largest school district.

This year's graduates achieved a broad range of honors during their high school years:

  • Perfect scores on the ACT exam
  • National Merit finalists
  • Career and Technical Education Presidential Scholar
  • Gatorade Kansas Volleyball Player of the Year
  • National dance champions
  • First place in the Kansas ProStart Invitational culinary competition
  • Kansas Career and Education Technical Education Scholar
  • State champions in Scholars Bowl and Mock Trial
  • And many other honors

As a group, the class of 2018 received offers of more than $49.3 million in scholarships.