Washington's First Lady visits district

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Washington's First Lady visits district
First Lady

The Olympia School District welcomed Washington State First Lady Trudi Inslee on October 4 for Taste Washington Day, which is celebrated each year statewide.

Mrs. Inslee started the morning by visiting Teacher Jason “Blue” Peetz and students in the Olympia High School Freedom Farmers program.

She listened to students describe the benefits of the program and toured the district-owned Muirhead Farm, an 18-acre property off Yelm Highway on Siskiyou Street. She then traveled to Olympia High School where she learned how products from the farm, as well as from other area farmers, make their way to lunch tables throughout our district schools.

OSD Child Nutrition Services Supervisor Paul Flock and his staff also invited Mrs. Inslee into the high school’s kitchen to learn more about how the district embraces the farm to table concept. They invited Mrs. Inslee and other guests to a tasty lunch featuring carrots, green beans, cauliflower, tomatoes, onions and more grown by our very own students.

The First Lady was accompanied by numerous guests including representatives from the Washington State Department of Agriculture, Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the Olympia School District, including Superintendent Patrick Murphy and several high school student leaders.

Thank you, Mrs. Inslee, for spending Taste Washington Day in the Olympia School District!