STUDENTS AND PARENTS CELEBRATE CLASS RING DELIVERY
2013 GRADUATES OF AMERICUS-SUMTER HIGH CELEBRATE CLASS RING DELIVERY
For the Americus-Sumter High School class of 2013 , Friday, October 7, 2011 was a special day. In the Media Center of Americus-Sumter High South campus, the first delivery of class rings were presented with a special ceremony by representatives of Jostens.
The celebration program began with a welcome by fellow class member, Clay Jones. It was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag and a welcome by Principal Walter Knighton. “Our goal in Sumter County Schools is to graduate all students. Before me are students who plan to meet this goal and have begun the first step by order and receipt of their rings as a graduate of 2013. I salute you as we enjoy this Ring Ceremony for you Class of 2013."
In her delivery of the History of Rings, fellow class member, Alicia Kay, shared: “Nowhere in the pages of history can there be found a man-made object that has survived the ages with the wealth of romance, intrigue, and glamor that surrounds the ring. Used to symbolize eternity and perfection, it has been used to celebrate authority, love and accomplishment. The original class rings evolved from class pins. The earliest rings were crude and consisted of a gold band with the symbol of the class pin attached to the top of the ring. They were regarded as circles of friendship between classmates. Today, a class ring has just as much meaning and symbolism. It still stands for pride and accomplishment and the many priceless memories of one’s glory days in high school. Your class ring is much, much more than just a ring. We will wear it with pride!”
After ring delivery by the student’s family member or Mr. Knighton, photographs were taken to celebrate one of the student's memory moments,
Here, Curtis Landers shows off his class ring to teacher/coach Mr. John Daughety, and his mother, Mrs. Christy Landers, secretary at Americus-Sumter High south campus.