Parade Ends Cat-Rat Events At GPS

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The hoopla of the GPS Cat-Rat tradition ended on Thursday with the annual Cat-Rat parade and an afternoon at local attraction Lake Winnepesaukah. The friendships forged during the week between seniors and sixth graders as well as the mentor relationships may well continue through the year, said officials. 

With a theme of “toys,” the Class of 2015 dressed in costumes they created for the sixth graders, many of whom they met just a week before. Thomas the Train and five boxcars were followed by the caboose. Troll Dolls were made up with colorful glitter and hairdos. 

What seemed like all of the Disney princesses in their dresses were represented, including the most recent, Elsa and her snowman friend Olaf from the movie Frozen. Childhood toys like Care Bears, Legos, decked-out American Girl dolls, and Groovy Girls paraded before the student body, as did characters from Toy Story and Whack-a-Mole.  

After the parade, the seniors and their rats escaped to the amusement park to continue the day of fun. Click here for a photo gallery from the parade.

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