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Parade Perspective from The Griffin Gazette

The 2024 Rossmoor Graduation Parade was a dazzling display of school spirit, joy, and a touch of nostalgia, as recounted by Los Al Griffin Gazette writers Ella Suos and Katie Arnoult.

Imagine a sea of graduates in their caps and gowns, cruising through Rossmoor in decked-out cars, all set to the soundtrack of their favorite high school hits. The parade wasn’t just a celebration; it was a vibrant kaleidoscope of memories, friendships, and future dreams, all wrapped up in one epic ride.

The Katie and Ella, both incoming juniors in the fall, captured the essence of this event with a perfect blend of fun and heartfelt reflections in their article Along for the ride: Grads say goodbye with annual Senior Parade. 

2024 Rossmoor Graduation Parade - Michelle Steel Addresses Graduates
2024 Rossmoor Graduation Parade - Michelle Steel Addresses Graduates
(Photo Credit: Katie Arnoult/Griffin Gazette)

They painted a picture of grads waving like celebrities, their faces beaming with the excitement of freedom and the bittersweet pangs of farewell. The creative decorations on the cars – everything from glittering streamers to giant photos of the grads and bubble machines – showcased the unique personalities and tight-knit communities of Rossmoor, Los Alamitos and Seal Beach.

Readers could almost hear the honking horns and feel the infectious energy that pulsed through the streets. The authors didn’t just describe the parade; they brought it to life, making you wish you were there to share in the laughter, cheers, and maybe even a few happy tears.

Overall, the piece was a delightful ride through the highs and lows of saying goodbye to high school. It was a perfect blend of fun anecdotes and sincere gratitude, leaving readers with a warm, fuzzy feeling and a smile on their faces. 

The 2024 Rossmoor Graduation Parade, as seen through the eyes of these talented student writers, was more than just a farewell – it was a celebration of a journey well-traveled and the exciting adventures yet to come.

Here are some photos from the day. All photos were taken by Katie Arnoult/Griffin Gazette

We look forward to reading more from these two Griffin Gazette writers next year and wish the entire Gazette staff a fantastic summer.

Katie Arnoult, Griffin Gazette
Katie Arnoult, Griffin Gazette
Ella Suos, Griffin Gazette
Ella Suos, Griffin Gazette

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