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Portsmouth fourth-graders to teachers: ‘Thank you!’ (photos)

Parade at Hathaway sends students off to middle school in style


PORTSMOUTH — Toting signs that said “Best school ever,” “I love Hathaway,” and “Middle school or bust,” fourth-grade students at Hathaway School showed their appreciation to the school staff during an emotional drive-by parade at the school Thursday.

Escorted by Portsmouth Police, dozens of vehicles — adorned with balloons, ribbons and signs — circled the school parking lot as faculty members waved goodbye to students who are moving on to the middle school in the fall. 

Scroll through the photos above for more scenes from the parade.

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