The Class of 2021 gathered on Zoom for the annual Ring Ceremony yesterday, joining a long line of Westridge students who have celebrated this rite of passage since 1936. Usually held in the spring of their junior year (but delayed by COVID this year), the Class of 2021 patiently waited until this fall to be officially presented with their class rings and a white rose by Head of School Elizabeth McGregor, Director of Upper School Gary Baldwin, and Class Dean Ryan Skophammer.
Thanks to the dedicated and creative 12th-grade Grade Level Representatives, an amazing experience was created for the students to collect their Ring Ceremony kits in the State Street parking lot on Tuesday night before the ceremony. They were met with a giant balloon ring photo-op, a cotton candy stand, and beautiful kits containing their rings, white roses, and cupcakes. Pheobe J. found the secret gold ring in her cupcake and, as per tradition, became this year’s Mistress of the Rings.
Although the ceremony that followed looked a little different, each student received their moment in the (virtual) spotlight with remarks from Mrs. McGregor, Class Dean Dr. Skophammer, and 12th grade Class President Julia S. Congratulations, Class of 2021!
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