A sea of green-dressed students filled 's gymnasium Wednesday afternoon in preparation for a visit by Sparty--Michigan State University's mascot.
Shrill screams of excitement echoed through the gym as Sparty made his grand entrance after being introduced by Principal Penny Stocks.
Sparty made a few high-fives with the students, walked the crowd a bit and then began acting out Hello Sparty read by Michigan State Univesity sophomore Alex Dietrich.
The story tells about a day in college, from attending classes, having fun, studying and then making it back home for rest.
councilman Richard Shetler and Board President Judy Gafa attended, both sporting Michigan State University gear.
Shetler helped organize Sparty's visit to Poupard with fellow Grosse Pointer Kathy Herzog and President of the Eastern Wayne County Chapter alumni association.