Junior Ring Ceremony, one of the most significant days of a girl’s time at Woodlands Academy, marks the turning point in a student’s time at a Sacred Heart school. The class rings and Philippine Duchesne medals presented at the March 6 ceremony, planned and hosted by the senior class, are a reminder of the strong bond students feel within the walls of Woodlands Academy as well as the entire Sacred Heart community.
Each ring bears the Sacred Heart symbol of two embracing hearts, which are signs of love, friendship and unity. Juniors wear it with the hearts facing in toward their hearts. Once they graduate, they turn the ring around, challenging students to reach out to others and share Sacred Heart traditions and values.
Based on Woodlands Academy tradition, each junior class member was tasked with asking family and friends to give her ring a turn. By the end of the day, each ring should have been turned a total of 122 times -- symbolic of 121 years (Class of ’21 plus 100) and then one extra turn for good luck.
A reception for members of the Class of 2021 and their families followed the ceremony.