A sunny day set the tone for the traditional GPS May Day on Wednesday. Over 90 soon-to-be graduates in the Class of 2012 were presented to a crowd of parents and other family members as well as friends from other schools. As they circled the front lawn for the promenade, the seniors were as colorful as a field of spring flowers in their dresses.
The 2012 May Queen was Rachel Kelly; Maid of Honor was Tory Kemp, and members of the court were Christian Bryant, Mary Woodruff Griffin, Parker Mallchok, Caroline Novkov, and Tru Taylor.
The selection of the court each year by the senior class is based on the following description: We believe that our May Queen and Court should be representatives of the Senior Class in the highest sense.
They should be gracious, friendly and loyal to friends and to GPS. They should be actively and enthusiastically involved in the life of GPS, eager to give of their time and their talents. They should stand for the highest ideals in character and integrity. They should be respected and admired by fellow schoolmates and faculty alike.
The pageant continued with seventh, eighth, and upper school students, as well as sophomore and junior members of Terpsichord performing original choreography to songs such as Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” and “Defying Gravity” from the musical Wicked. The traditional winding of the blue, yellow, and pink May Poles by members of the sophomore class and the singing of the Alma Mater concluded the event.