"From the days when we had dance battles during our recess, to the days when Ms. Keller actually taught us to dance, and finally just last month when we got to put those moves into action at our final prom. Between all of this dancing, we have faced a variety of twists and turns that have helped us become the people we are today," said head girl, Karsen Henwood, during a welcoming speech given by her and Emmanuel Ledesma, head boy.
As the track season nears the end of regular season scheduling, teams were looking to find better marks and bolster state qualifying times and distances for potential state participation May 16-18. Teams from 5A-1A participated in the Multi-League Championships in Grand Junction, May 3-4.
Olathe junior Layton McLaughlin will compete this Saturday at the State Cross Country Championship after finishing 11th at the 3A Region 1 meet in Aspen Saturday.
The top four teams and top 15 individual placers qualify for state competition, McLaughlin competed at state in 2017 as part of the qualifying team.
Delta and Olathe will compete Friday at the 3A Region 1 cross country meet in Aspen. The course is located at an elevation of 7,901 feet.
Friday night Oct. 12 at Olathe High School was the soggy scene for varsity football. The Pirates contest against the Hotchkiss Bulldogs was highlighted by an extremely saturated field.
Katya Schwieterman cruised to her second cross country meet win of the season, finishing 20 seconds ahead of her closest competitor to win the Delta Sweitzer meet, running a season-best time of 20 minutes, 40.8 seconds.
The Eagles had three top-10 finishes and set six personal- or season-best records.
Led by Lupita Garcia's 16th place time of 22 minutes, 30.99 seconds, the Olathe girls placed fifth overall Saturday at the 21-team Mountaineer Cowboy Invitational cross country meet at Gunnison.
Angela Alcaraz placed 29th in 23:58.08 and and Jaden Valdez 30th in 23:59.3, respectively; Cheyanne Germann placed 48th, Bailey Harris was 78th, and freshman Raquel Lovato finished 92nd for the Pirates.
An overflowing stadium, an excited buzz in the air, and blue and gold robes fluttering in the breeze are signs of a traditional Olathe High School graduation. The Class of 2018 walked out onto Wilson Field on Sunday, May 20, greeted by family and friends as the school band played "Pomp and Circumstance" until all the graduates were seated.
Olathe won four matches by fall and three by forfeit to win the Jan. 18 home dual against Hotchkiss, 42-33.
At 195, senior Devin Curtis won the first match of the dual by a 45-second fall over Pirate Santiago Perez.
Olathe Pirates junior Clay Yarnell was 4-1 for the tournament and placed second on a 9-0 loss to Berthoud's No. 4 ranked wrestler.
Friends and family crowded Wilson Field Sunday, May 21, under bright blue skies and golden sun to watch as the 76 members of the Class of 2017 at Olathe High School received their diplomas.
Head boy Justin Mosher welcomed everyone to the ceremony, noting appreciation for the support from the community for all school activities.
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