Today was a very special day for the Class of 2012. After Divine Liturgy Father Ivan blessed the rings that represent the hard work and accomplishments of the students. Each student was filled with excitement as they anticipated their own special moment at which they were given their ring.
At the conclusion of the ring ceremony they posed for many pictures showing their new rings. Following the pictures, the Class of 2012 and their invited guests went downstairs for a small celebration. They were treated to an assortment of bagels and muffins. They also had a chance to spend some time with family.
Upon returning to school, the eighth graders went from class to class following the tradition of having someone “turn” their ring for luck. This year the class will have their ring turned 112 times. If, during their quest to get 112 turns of their ring, the ring should come off their finger they will have to start all over.
Now that they have their rings, they are truly the leaders of the school. While these rings represent their accomplishments, there is still much work to be done. We hope that God blesses them in their remaining time at ACS.