Class of 2022 receive rings in outdoor ceremony

Junior Ring Day


Belle Wilson, Editor-in-Chief

This year the ring festivities were pushed back by a month and took place where the football and lacrosse players take the field. However, these slight changes did not affect the excitement of the class of 2022 juniors receiving their rings.

Junior Moderator Kelly Smith said, “We couldn’t be happier with how things went on Saturday. While we couldn’t have a dance, the mass and ceremony were a wonderful celebration of the class of 2022.”
The day began with the juniors lining up for mass led by Father Gannon of St. Stephen Church. After the mass ended and the rings were blessed, Principal Tom Durkin handed out the rings.
The celebration ended with juniors taking pictures with their new rings and eating celebratory cupcakes with friends and family.
Mrs. Smith said, “My favorite part was after all juniors received their rings, and Mr. Fabriziani instructed the class to put their rings on together. It was a great moment that unified the class and further solidified their place in the John Carroll family.”
Junior Ben Rosensteel said, “It was really fun to spend the special day with the people in my life who support me.”
Junior Sophia Sotirakos added, “I love the JC ring, and I will continue to wear it every day.”
After Junior Class Moderator Eric Fabriziani spoke as the juniors opened their ring boxes, alumnus and retired art teacher Michael Gaudreau spoke to the junior class as he has been doing for 47 years.
Junior Gabbi Meyer said, “One day after I received my ring, someone at work mentioned how they also went to JC!”