College students share petitions to cancel classes for Super Bowl parade in KC

A petition to cancel classes at Pittsburg State Wednesday has more than 3,000 signatures.
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PITTSBURG, Kan. – A petition to Pittsburg State University President Dr. Steve Scott to cancel Wednesday classes for the Chiefs Super Bowl Parade has more than 3,000 signatures as of Tuesday afternoon.

Pittsburg State is one of a handful of schools in Kansas and Missouri where students have signed and shared petitions to have their schools cancel classes Wednesday in order to allow them attend the celebration in Kansas City.

The petition for Pittsburg State reads:

“We all remember the Royals parade. An Iconic moment not only in our lives but in Kansas City HISTORY. 800,000 Royals fans went and gathered through the streets of KC. Abandoning their cars on the highway, climbing trees, flooding the streets just to go see the HEROES that made everyone remember KC. There was nothing like seeing the flood of blue and being surrounded by strangers that all share the same reason for being there. With numbers anticipated to easily surpass the Royals parade, I want the Pitt State student and staff to be able to attend the parade and become part of Kansas City History.

So now we have the rare opportunity to relive a similar moment but a different story led by our lord and savior Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs TRAILED BY DOUBLE DIGITS all of the postseason. Mahomes got it done. We were told that our defense was going to get exposed by Derrick Henry who was rushing for over 180 yards per game. Our D held him to 69 Yards. Every single game the Chiefs stepped up and led us to some of the best wins ever. Mahomes never gave up and brought back the biggest W for Kansas City. If Mahomes is there for us, WE should be there for him.

So I ask you, President Scott, to call off school on Wednesday to allow the everyone the opportunity to not only make a memory of a lifetime but to be forever etched into this great moment in Kansas City’s history.”

As of Tuesday afternoon, petitions for Central Missouri, Missouri Western, Northwest Missouri, Missouri, Kansas and Kansas State to cancel classes on Wednesday have been shared. Below is the amount of signatures each petition has as of Tuesday afternoon (12:45 PM).

Central Missouri – 1,576

Missouri Western – 3,199

Northwest Missouri – 3,123

Pittsburg State – 3,609

Mizzou – 4,475

Kansas State – 6,590