BY CHRISTINA FLUEGEL
To some, a class ring is more than just a ring; it represents their high school achievements, and gives them something to look back on when they’re older.
“I decided to get a class ring because I wanted a symbol to represent my four years in high school and what I accomplished while attending [CCHS],” CCHS junior Rebecca Applebaum said. “On my prideside of the ring, I have the marching band symbol because that’s a memory I’m always going to want, and receiving that ring is going to remind me of the dedication and hard work I put in during high school.”
Mid-October Herff Jones representatives presented their catalog of class rings to the Class of 2018 at the beginning of the year discipline assembly. At the beginning of the assembly, they passed out yellow slips of paper for students to fill out for the chance to win a free class ring. This helped spread the word for juniors to jump on the class ring train. Representatives were set up at the front of the cafeteria during A and B lunches, ready to assist students with any questions they may have had on buying a class ring.
When students purchased their rings, they were told they would be notified when the annual spring ring ceremony would be held. Eagerly waiting for the day they would get their class ring, the Class of 2018 was finally given a set date by a postcard in the mail: March 22nd.
“I expect the ring ceremony to be an amazing night where our class gets to see all the hard work that our officers put in to make the Class of 2018 great,” CCHS junior and Class of 2018 Treasurer Noah Gannon said.
At A and B lunches on Friday, March 17, class officers handed out invitations to juniors who bought a class ring. Students are expected to wear semi formal clothing to the ceremony, dress shirt and slacks for males and dresses for females. All family members are welcome to attend, and there will be drinks given after the ceremony. Students are asked to check in at 6:30pm in the auditorium to be ready for the ceremony to start at 7:00pm.
“I think it’s important to at least have something to show people that you worked hard in high school because no one walks around carrying their diplomas and it’s really important to me particularly to remember where I’m from,” CCHS junior Rebecca Smitherman said.