This Friday, February 6th, IHA had Junior Day–a day on which the juniors’ achievements, and ones yet to come, are celebrated with a liturgy and the receiving of the class rings.
The tradition of the class ring started in 1835 at the United States Military Academy in West Point. It is a symbol of the time and achievements in high school. IHA receives the rings from Jostens, where students may design their own ring. Students may choose a symbol that is meaningful to them, such as a music note or a sport they play on the side of the ring, and there is an option for engravement as well.
The juniors were excited to get their rings. In homeroom, they tied a ribbon around the finger where the ring was to be worn, and received beautiful corsages from the freshman class. The excited juniors recieved their rings during the liturgy.
After the liturgy, the juniors and their parents were invited to a reception in the cafeteria for a breakfast. The juniors chatted and realized how close they are to their senior year, while being nervous and excited at the same time.
Junior Day was a successful, joyful day and we would like to congratulate the juniors on all they have done and all they are yet to do.
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