“I’m glad I get to skip school to experience the solar eclipse,” said Andrew Carter (right), who will be a senior this year at Shawnee Mission East. His mother, Julia Carter, has not only given him permission to miss a day of school, but is planning a pool party for Andrew and some of his friends. “We’ll just chill in the pool, get the pool floaties up, we’ll all just kind of relax while it’s going on,” he said.
“I’m glad I get to skip school to experience the solar eclipse,” said Andrew Carter (right), who will be a senior this year at Shawnee Mission East. His mother, Julia Carter, has not only given him permission to miss a day of school, but is planning a pool party for Andrew and some of his friends. “We’ll just chill in the pool, get the pool floaties up, we’ll all just kind of relax while it’s going on,” he said. Rich Sugg rsugg@kcstar.com
“I’m glad I get to skip school to experience the solar eclipse,” said Andrew Carter (right), who will be a senior this year at Shawnee Mission East. His mother, Julia Carter, has not only given him permission to miss a day of school, but is planning a pool party for Andrew and some of his friends. “We’ll just chill in the pool, get the pool floaties up, we’ll all just kind of relax while it’s going on,” he said. Rich Sugg rsugg@kcstar.com

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