Selecting a theme of hats, the millinery -- bonnets, chapeaus, sombreros, visors, fedoras, straw, and caps – was in full force when the senior Cats welcomed their sixth grade Rats to GPS on Thursday.
The rats met their cats in the Frierson Theatre lobby in the morning, discovering their identities by way of matching hats. In years past, rats have matched up with all manner of themes from Disney movies to flip flops.
This year’s ‘over the top’ creativity included fake ice cream cones upside down on the heads of one Cat-Rat pair, elegantly designed hats that looked ready for the Kentucky Derby, baseball caps with Cat and Rat spelled out in jeweled bling, camouflaged hats, Mexican sombreros, Kermit the frog caps, Moose hats, and headpieces with felt designs, braids, leopard prints, and bows.
After each sixth grader found her Cat, they went to the GPS Dining Room for the annual lunch planned by cafeteria manager Tom Goetz and his staff. Afterward, the Rats drew the numbers that determine when the seniors will give their Chapel Talk. Rats of the Honor Council president, Student Council president, president of the Senior Class, and Community Service president didn’t have to draw; their senior Cats will give their chapel talks in the first two weeks of school.
The annual Cat-Rat parade for the student body, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 21, will have a childhood toys theme.
A tip of the hat to the Class of 2015; click here to see more photos.