By Alexandra Mauro ‘20
As Junior year seems to be almost coming to a close, that means that we were finally about to receive our Junior rings. On the bright and sunny morning of April 7th, Juniors gathered together in the gym for the well-known event of Ring Day. With happy family and friends all together, the joyous faces were not mistaken, because the extreme happiness as everyone cheered for the Juniors was something that provided a feeling of family.
The ceremony started out with Tommasina Cardone thanking our year coordinators, Mr. Ugenti and Mrs. Sosa, as well as Mrs. S and Mrs. W for all of their hard work and dedication to make this day great. We continued by going through all of the memories shared by the Juniors, along with the presentation of our past Sports Night jerseys, and a slideshow with all pictures of us together. Emotion filled the room as we all sang as one. The grade collectively voted on a special song for us to sing, and that one was “I’ll Always Remember You,” by Miley Cyrus. It was clear to see the love everyone has for each other, and the unity shared in the gym that day as we came together.
Called up one by one, each junior received their ring given to them by Mrs. S and Mrs. W. This was a big moment, and everyone seemed very excited. When the ceremony finished, everyone walked out confidently and happily, knowing that we earned these rings (and that there was an abundance of food for afterward, but that’s beside the point). There were many pictures being taken, and excitement all around. The parents, too, looked very happy for their daughters and were seen giving them big hugs, along with many smiles. Overall, this event was a really special day, and couldn’t have turned out more beautiful.
As for myself, being a transfer, I can confidently say that I felt at home during this event. Everyone all together as one grade made me feel like I belonged to something- to a family. I couldn’t be more thankful for all of the kindness and generosity shared by everyone on that gorgeous day. Ring Day was a major success if I do say so myself, and I’m sure that many others can agree, too.