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PSD Students to Participate in 2023 Daffodil Parade
PSD Students to Participate in 2023 Daffodil Parade
Posted on 03/30/2023
PSD Students to Participate in 2023 Daffodil Parade

This Saturday, over 100 Puyallup School District Students will participate in the 90th Annual Daffodil Parade.

According to its website, the Daffodil Festival is an annual multi-city celebration and considered the second largest Pierce County community event next to the Washington State Fair, featuring K-12 students, community members, and more. The Grand Floral Street Parade travels through four local communities on Parade Day - Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, and Orting.

Below are the starting times for the towns' leg of the parade:

  • Tacoma - 10:15 a.m. 
  • Puyallup - 12:45 p.m. 
  • Sumner - 2:30 p.m. 
  • Orting - 5 p.m. 

2022-23 PSD Daffodil Princesses

Last October, three PSD Seniors were selected as Daffodil Princesses to represent the district in the Annual Daffodil Court:

  • Alena Haynes - Puyallup High School 
  • Hope Isom – Rogers High School
  • Kaitlyn Cotton - Emerald Ridge High School

A picture of the 2022-23 Puyallup School District Daffodil Princesses - From left to right - Kaitlyn Cotton, Hope Ison and Alena Haynes.
L-R: Kaitlyn Cotton, Hope Isom and Alena Haynes
(Photos Courtesy: The Daffodil Festival)

They will join 21 other princesses from high schools throughout Pierce County in all four legs of the parade. 

Learn more the about PSD Daffodil Princesses here

PSD Marching Bands

All seven PSD Junior High Marching Bands (Aylen, Ballou, Edgemont, Ferrucci, Glacier View, Kalles, and Stahl) will participate in the Puyallup leg of the parade. All three PSD High School Marching Bands (Emerald Ridge, Puyallup, and Rogers) will perform in the Orting, Puyallup and Sumner legs of the parade.

Student Wins Contest to Join Local Fire Department in Parade

Earlier this month, Wildwood Elementary 5th grade student Cyler Massingale was one of many area winners for a contest through Central Pierce Fire and Rescue, the Great Escape Challenge, earning him a ride with the fire department in the Daffodil Parade. Massingale had to build a house model showing safety features and escape routes in case of a fire or emergency.

A picture of Cyler and his house modelA photo of inside Cyler's house model
Wildwood Elementary 5th Grade Student Cyler Massingale and his award-winning house model
(Photos Courtesy: Wildwood Elementary/Facebook)

Also, next month, Massingale's model will be displayed in the Expo Hall at the Spring Fair at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup from Apr. 13-16 and Apr. 20-23.

Learn more about the Daffodil Festival here