Best spot in the lot: Andale senior parks in KU style

Posted on Sep 12, 2019 in News

Andale senior Nick Summers with his KU parking space

At Andale High School, in the small community of Andale in Sedgwick County, one senior pulls straight into Allen Fieldhouse by way of David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.

A recent and growing tradition, some high schools let their seniors paint their own parking spots, a fun way to show off their interests and art skills. Nick Summers, a senior at Andale High, teamed up with his grandfather to paint a Jayhawk masterpiece.

“I have always been a huge Jayhawk fan,” Summers says. “I go to all the home football games and senior night basketball game every year. Since I love both football and basketball I decided to combine them to make a parking spot.

“It took a lot of work; we used stencils that my grandfather made to get the details so exact. It took a lot of paint and a long time, about two weeks to finish.”

The end result is a sight to see:

KU parking space: football

KU parking space: basketball

So, is the University of Kansas in his future? Perhaps an art degree is in order.

“I plan on going to college after high school,” Summers says. “I have my heart set on Kansas but am exploring other options as well. It’s always been my dream to attend Kansas.”

Until then, he’s enjoying his senior year in style.

“All the teachers and students think it’s awesome, even the K-State fans!”

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