Seniors participate in annual ring ceremony


Caitlin Neapole ’16 shakes the hand of Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas after receiving her ring at the annual Ring Ceremony. Credit: Danielle Spitz/Chronicle

Danielle Spitz

The Class of 2016 joined together on Ted Slavin Field Sunday evening to receive rings or pins in the annual Senior Ring Ceremony.

“We gather today with purpose for a celebration that takes on symbolic significance. The tokens that we will be given represent wholeness and commitment,” senior prefect Adam Yaron ’16 said to open the ceremony.
Each student’s name was called by Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts to receive hir or her ring or pin, and students proceeded to shake the hands of Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas and President Rick Commons.
“Getting my ring was a bittersweet moment for me,” Alivia Platt ’16 said. “It’s exciting to finally be a senior, but the Ring Ceremony was just a reminder that in a couple of months we’ll be graduating and that we should make the most of our limited time here.”
Commons concluded the ceremony.
“The world you are entering indeed will ask you to pursue excellence for yourself,” Commons said. “It will also ask you to apply that excellence to purposes beyond yourself, to apply your success to what the world needs. It’s a tall order; we believe you have what it takes.”