A drive-by parade is being planned Wednesday to celebrate Tabatha Rosproy, who this week was named National Teacher of the Year by the Council of Chief State School Officers.

The Winfield Early Learning Center preschool teacher, who last year was named Kansas Teacher of the Year, was selected from four finalists who were narrowed down from 55 state-level teachers. 

People are asked to gather at the Winfield High School parking lot by 5:45 p.m. Wednesday. Vehicles will parade to Southwestern College, where Rosproy will be waiting at the base of the 77 steps at the base of Christy Hall.

“We will drive by to give hr our congratulations while still maintaining safe social distancing!” a Facebook post about the event states. “Please stay in your car at all times before and during the parade.”

USD 465 and the Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring the event.

People are encouraged to make signs, have balloons and other expression of congratulations. There will be drop-off box to leave notes or cards for Rosproy.

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