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Buddy the Bearcat moves to new school

Gina S. Skinner, a Bainbridge High School cheerleader and Class of 1979 graduate, had the idea for “Buddy the Bearcat.” With help from her parents, Hollis and Janette Sullivan, the more than 30-year-old statue was created. The statue was recently moved to its new home at the new Bainbridge High School. Gina Sullivan, left, and her mother, Janette Sullivan, stand with “Buddy the Bearcat” in 1996 when Janette Sullivan retired from Bainbridge High School.