Seniors have it ‘going on’ at Ring Mass
By: Dominique Becnel
The Class of 2012 lined up outside of the Mother Thérèse Chevrel Assembly Center Monday night, anticipating the reception of their senior rings during mass.
Senior Greyson Bordelon said, “I’m excited to get my senior ring tonight because we’re finally going to be initiated as the leaders of the school.”
In his homily, Father Michael O’Rourke challenged the Class of 2012 to be holy daughters of God and to use the Bible as a guide through happy and bad times. After this message, the celebrant blessed the rings, while the faculty, students, family, and friends looked on.
Sister Camille Anne Campbell, O.Carm., addressed the Class of 2012, defining the group as a class that believes in the future. Sister described her faith that the seniors will adapt to the next chapter in their lives, including technology alterations that will certainly benefit students’ learning experiences in various college settings.
Finally, past class presidents Lindzie Simmons, Mallory Kiefer, Nicole Poissenot, and Jamie Owens reminisced on the transformation of the class. The Pink Panthers have matured from their eighth grade theme of “Bob the Builder” to Senior Scientists. Current class president Zoe Perret touched on all of the special events to come during the year, advising all the girls to cherish the memories that will define their high school experience.
After seeing row after row of girls receive their much-anticipated Sardonyx stone rings, Sister Camille Anne described the joy on the girls’ faces as “contagious.”
Senior Emily Barrett said, “I never really thought this moment would come. High school literally went by in the blink of an eye.” Barrett says she looks forward to getting all of her friends to turn her ring.
After the mass, the seniors met under the gazebo to do their class cheer together, an experience that embodied the theme of ring mass: “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”