The Class of 2018 recognized each of the rising seniors during the annual Ring Ceremony through speeches, presentations of the Sacred Heart class ring and carnation flowers.
“The Ring Ceremony celebrated the relationship that the seniors made with the juniors and recognized the juniors becoming seniors,” Student Life Director Devin DeMartini Cooke said. “Each junior was called out by name and then seniors expressed gratitude for their growth, their personality, and their unique characteristics.”
Each senior presented a speech and ring presentation to a junior who they had formed a connection with over the past couple of years.
“I ringed Olivia Mohun who I have been friends with for the past two years,” Lulu Desai (12) said. “It feels really good to know that someone takes the time to write and appreciate you.”
Juniors wore their class rings with the Sacred Heart emblem facing inward to represent the personal growth they will cultivate during their senior year, according to DeMartini Cooke. During the ceremony, seniors turned their rings to face outward, representing the new opportunities they will encounter in the world.
“For juniors the ring faces inwards because it is a symbol of how far we have come and the maturity and academic achievement we will still accomplish,” Isabella Bermejo (11) said. “The seniors wear their rings facing outwards because they are going out into the world as part of a global community of [Sacred Heart] alumnae.”
At the end of the ceremony, with rings securely on fingers, juniors removed their burgundy sweaters and donned the traditional navy sweater worn by seniors to symbolize their official transition into the senior class.