Around town: Scenes from the Lancer Day Parade

Personally, it’s taken a couple of days to cool down from the excitement of Friday — but I think there’s enough space between me and the smorgasbord of Shawnee Mission East super times that we can go ahead and report on the Lancer Day merriment with a bit of perspective.

A recap of the football game is coming at 8 a.m., but we thought we’d kick today off with some photos of Friday’s excellent Lancer Day Parade:

The ROTC color guard was out front, leading the parade down Mission Road.
The ROTC color guard was out front, leading the parade down Mission Road.
Shawnee Mission superintendent Jim Hinson made his inaugural appearance in the parade — in a stylish Mini Cooper convertible, no less.
Shawnee Mission superintendent Jim Hinson made his inaugural appearance in the parade — in a stylish Mini Cooper convertible, no less.
SM East teacher Vicki Arndt-Helgesen did her thing.
SM East teacher Vicki Arndt-Helgesen did her thing.
These sophomores staked claim to France as part of the "Lancers Around the World" parade theme.
These sophomores staked claim to France as part of the “Lancers Around the World” parade theme…
...while the girls tennis team staked cross-channel rival England.
…while the girls tennis team staked cross-channel rival England.
The "tacky tourists" float.
The “tacky tourists” float.
StuCo president Morgan Twibell, dressed as...George Washington?...led the "USA" contingent at the back of the parade pack.
StuCo president Morgan Twibell, dressed as…George Washington?…led the “USA” contingent at the back of the parade pack.