Juniors Receive Class Rings
Members of Immaculate Heart's Class of 21 recently gathered with their families and senior sisters to celebrate the Junior Ring Ceremony, the much-anticipated tradition when juniors receive their class rings and officially become upperclasswomen.
Father Frank Buckley, S.J., presided over the special liturgy that accompanied the Ring Ceremony. In his sermon, he urged the juniors to see the heart emblazoned on their ring as a call to be women of great heart and right conscience and a reminder to reach out to others with compassion.
Following the service, Immaculate Heart President and alumna Maureen Diekmann, Class of 1969, explained the symbolism of the ring, which represents Mary's passion and her care for all people. Principal Naemah Zarif Morris, Class of 1995, then invited attending alumnae, including sisters, mothers and aunts of the assembled juniors, in blessing the rings.
One by one, the members of the junior class then came forward to accept their rings, along with a rose and a letter of encouragement from their senior sisters.
This meaningful tradition, which celebrates the continual renewal of Immaculate Heart's values and community, perfectly capped Immaculate Heart High School's observance of Catholic Schools Week.
Congratulations to the Class of 2021!