GPS Has Ring Ceremony For Juniors

Thursday, February 27, 2014
GPS juniors with their rings
GPS juniors with their rings

Junior ring day at GPS is usually a fairly well-kept secret, and as the juniors met with their advisors after assembly to find out rules for a scavenger hunt, they still weren’t altogether sure if Thursday, Feb. 27, was the day. By the time they made it to the lower field and track, however, most of them raced across to the VISIONS Center, sure that their rings awaited.  

Iced cookies in the shape of the ring’s unique top design were among the treats decorating the meeting room, along with balloons, streamers, light snacks and punch.

 

Revered as the symbol of an academic career at GPS, the class ring is the most recognized emblem among GPS alumnae. The Class of 1927 was the first class to wear the distinctive black onyx stone topped with the GPS crest on a ring of gold or silver with filigree. Receiving the rings launches the tradition of “turning the class ring,” a practice that began in 1977 and continued on Thursday as girls asked friends and faculty to “turn” their ring. This year, the girls will have the rings turned 115 times, the last two digits those of their graduation year.

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