Columbus juniors receive rings
The Junior Ring Ceremony is a classic tradition that nearly every high school in the nation partakes in. This notorious ceremony is a special event that transitions the junior class from underclassmen to upperclassmen. Not only does the ring represent the school that you attended, but it also symbolizes everlasting memories from your high school days.
On February 26, 2015 the Columbus gymnasium was filled with an overwhelming amount of students, faculty members, and families. The class of 2016 had the opportunity to celebrate the blessings of its rings with loved ones and those who made their high school lives that much more exciting.
The ceremony began with a Mass to commemorate the families who have molded their sons into fine young men. Juniors expressed the amount of love and gratefulness they have for their parents as they stood up and gave them a well-deserved standing ovation. Juniors Lynden Simmons and Alex Santana represented the class of 2016 with a tremendous amount of pride as they spoke in front of their classmates.
Shortly after the students received their rings, Mr. Pugh, our principal, made it over to the podium to announce to the class that they were not expected to be in school the following day. As expected, the juniors reacted favorably to the surprising news.
“It was an amazing night!” said junior Eduardo Pozo, who celebrated the night with his family, “it was a true testament to our faith.” Joshua Fonseca also mentioned that his ring resembled all of his hard work.
On the comedic side, a handful of juniors had trouble putting on the ring. One student even described the pain he had, as he continuously tried to put it on the wrong finger. Others showed the unique designs that they had customized their rings with. Alex Acevedo and Alejandro Ros, along with many other athletes, chose to customize their rings with their respective sporting logos.
This was a very special night for the class of 2016, who will now forever be Columbus Explorers!