Today was a very special day for the Class of 2016. After Divine Liturgy Fr. 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. In his homily, Fr. Ivan said that ACS ring is not only a symbol of power and prestige, it is more importantly a symbol of service, a reminder that authority is …to be used for good, it is to be put to service for the benefit of fellow students. At the conclusion of the ring ceremony students posed for many pictures showing their new rings. Following the pictures, the Class of 2016 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 and where they begin the traditional "turning of the ring." Parents, teachers and friends took turns turning the ring the same number of times as the year they graduate in. For the class of 2016, the ring will be turned 116 times. Traditionally, a special person takes the last turn which is done in the opposite direction to lock in the luck.