Hope springs eternal on this Opening Day, Blue Valley!
☀️💨 Today’s forecast: Mostly sunny with increasing clouds and wind gusts up to 40 mph. High: 67. Low: 58.
🚨 One thing to know today
Kate Cosentino, a Blue Valley West alum and contestant on the current season of NBC’s “The Voice,” returned to her old stomping grounds earlier this month to perform.
She recently played for students and staff at Blue Valley CAPS, the district’s professional and career-based learning center where Cosentino herself took classes when she was in high school.
“All of my peers and teachers always believed in me and let me perform and supported what I was doing, so it’s a cool full-circle moment to perform on the stage I performed on as a goofy little high schooler,” she told a district camera crew who was on hand to capture the performance.
On Friday, @westjags graduate and @NBCTheVoice contestant Kate Cosentino stopped by for a special concert at @BVCAPS! 🎼🎸🎤#BVTogether pic.twitter.com/51oF4Tnnix
— Blue Valley Schools (@bvschools) March 27, 2023
Cosentino has been earning wider acclaim for her musical talents since she was a BV West senior in 2017.
That year, the American Girl Doll company hired her to produce songs for one of its collectible dolls.
Last year, she released an extended play album, and she also is the founder of a guitar strap company, Big Chick Energy.
🗓 Public meetings Thursday
- Board of County Commissioners, 9:30 a.m. [View agenda]
🚀 Post’s top Wednesday stories
- Leawood commission paves way for new shopping center along 135th Street
- Here’s where Overland Park’s Brookridge development stands
- Papa Keno’s Pizzeria poised to reopen in south Overland Park
- Need to digitize old family photos and home movies? JoCo Library now has a solution
- JoCo fitness studio to raise funds for Leawood burn victim
📰 Other local news
- Weekly wage growth for February in Johnson County was 6.6%, according to the National Bureau of Labor Statistics, slightly behind the national average of 6.7%. [Fox 4]
- Four Johnson County-based technology startups were among those awarded grants recently from the K-State College of Business Administration. [K-State]
- Johnson County Chair Mike Kelly will deliver his first State of the County address this coming Tuesday at the Overland Park Convention Center. [JoCoGov.org]
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