Class of 2016 participates in Ring Ceremony

Danielle Spitz

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

In addition to speeches from the four senior prefects, the ceremony included a performance by the Chamber Singers.

Each student’s name was called by Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts to receive their rings or pins and 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 with closing remarks to the student body.

“The world you are entering indeed will ask you to pursue excellence for yourself. It will also ask you to apply that excellence to purposes beyond yourself, to apply your success to what the world most needs from you,” Commons said. “It’s a tall order; we believe you have what it takes. You have what the world needs.”