Haley Garnett

Haley Garnett
Class of 2020
Law Enforcement

Reflections and Future Plans 
Favorite Memories at West My favorite memory will be the class of 2020. We all came into Public Safety with a different background, schools, and friends. We all had our differences but we were able to form such a strong bond between us because we held the same love for first-responding. We had to go through some difficult times over our years but in the end it made us all closer and stronger. Another memory will be my two different internships. I loved being able to watch my future career in real life and being able to see if this is exactly what I want to do or not.
Favorite Skill/s Learned in Academy My favorite skill i’ve learned in Public Safety would be the different defensive tactics skills. I liked being able to learn something that I could use in first responding but also for my own protection. We learned that you have to practice your skills consistently in order to do them right so we would practice DT weekly.
Future Plans  I will be attending Butler County Community College in El Dorado, KS to study business with a minor in pre-law and play softball for the grizzlies. I plan on going to a university after and going on to law-school to become a criminal prosecutor. 
Advice for Incoming
Academy Students
My advice for incoming students would be to get involved! High School offers so many opportunities from sports to clubs, I promise there is something for you. Also make sure you are involved in Public Safety. Take all the opportunities you can get because four years will go by fast and the more you are involved, the more it will pay off in the end. One of the most important things, be yourself. It sounds easy, but sometimes high school makes you want to change to try and fit in with others. Just be yourself and find people who love you for you. Lastly, HAVE FUN! Your four years will go by faster than you think. Enjoy your time at Olathe West and make the best out of your high school career.