GALLERY: Here’s how a parent-led parade honored San Marcos High School seniors

Seniors from San Marcos High School paraded down McCarty Lane in San Marcos May 29. (Evelin Garcia/ Community Impact Newspaper)
Seniors from San Marcos High School paraded down McCarty Lane in San Marcos May 29. (Evelin Garcia/ Community Impact Newspaper)

Seniors from San Marcos High School paraded down McCarty Lane in San Marcos May 29. (Evelin Garcia/ Community Impact Newspaper)

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Proud parents, friends and family members cheered Rattler graduates from the sidelines. (Evelin Garcia/ Community Impact Newspaper)
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Seniors carried balloons and colorful signs in the parade. (Evelin Garcia/ Community Impact Newspaper)
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Parade vehicles were decorated with white and purple colors to honor the Rattler graduates. (Evelin Garcia/ Community Impact Newspaper)
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Seniors carried signs with farewell messages, celebrating the end of their high school experience. (Evelin Garcia/ Community Impact Newspaper)
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Some seniors decided to show their pride by waving patriotic flags from their native country. (Evelin Garcia/ Community Impact Newspaper)
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Creative floats carrying seniors and their families drove down McCarty Lane in San Marcos. (Evelin Garcia/ Community Impact Newspaper)
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The parade had multiple floats, all with different themes. (Evelin Garcia/ Community Impact Newspaper)
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Long lines of trucks, cars and floats flooded McCarty Lane in San Marcos. (Evelin Garcia/ Community Impact Newspaper)
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Rattler graduates waved and cheered as they drove by the crowds. (Evelin Garcia/ Community Impact Newspaper)
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The parent-led parade started at noon May 29. (Evelin Garcia/ Community Impact Newspaper)
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The parent-led parade honored Rattler seniors. (Evelin Garcia/ Community Impact Newspaper)
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Some parents and family members joined graduates on their floats in the parade. (Evelin Garcia/ Community Impact Newspaper)
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Seniors smiled and waved to the crowds on the sidelines at McCarty Lane in San Marcos. (Evelin Garcia/ Community Impact Newspaper)
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Seniors were encouraged to wear their caps and gowns to the parade. (Evelin Garcia/ Community Impact Newspaper)

Thundering cheers echoed down McCarty Lane in San Marcos on May 29 as an army of high school seniors wearing caps and gowns paraded down the street on flashy rides.



Faced with the coronavirus pandemic, parents from San Marcos High School joined forces to organize a senior parade to honor their Rattler graduates.



The graduation ceremony for San Marcos High School seniors has been postponed until at least July 17 due to coronavirus concerns.



The parent-led parade started at noon at San Marcos High School. The parade traveled down Rattler Road and then onto McCarty Lane. It then looped back around before hitting I-35 on a route back to San Marcos High School.



The parade lasted for about an hour, but the proud parents, friends and family members did not stop cheering for their 2020 graduates until the last car was out of sight.

By Evelin Garcia
Evelin Garcia covers local government, education, business and development as the reporter of Community Impact Newspaper's San Marcos/Buda/Kyle edition. Evelin is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a minor in international studies.


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