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AMERICUS-SUMTER HIGH CLASS OF 2013 LEARNS LEGACY OF THE CLASS RING

 THE CLASS RING HAS A PROUD LEGACY
THE CLASS RING HAS A PROUD LEGACY

  AMERICUS-SUMTER HIGH CLASS OF 2013 LEARNS LEGACY OF THE CLASS RING

 After presentation of the first delivery of class rings by Jostens, Inc., the future graduates received a keepsake document from Mr. Scott Jernigan, School Consultant of the Scholastic Division of Jostens, Inc.

In his sharing of the pride of a class ring, Jernigan said, “Your time is here! This is where it all comes together. This sheet will allow you to document receiving of your class ring and highlights of this time in your life. The back page of this leaflet will let you record some history of this date with your favorite song/band, the best television show, the hottest trends and your closest friends.”

For the first time at Americus-Sumter High School, graduates read information about the traditional ring-turning legacy. When students receive their rings, it is said to bring a lifetime of good fortune. When they first receive their class ring, students were instructed to have friends and classmates turn their ring around their finger, toward their pinky, one full time. The final turn should be done by a very significant friend, who turns the ring the opposite direction, toward their heart, to lock in good fortunes.

Additionally, graduates were instructed on first placing their ring on their finger, the crest or top of the ring should face them for proud reading of Americus-Sumter High School. After receiving their diploma, the ring should be turned around on their finger to proudly read the name of their school, Americus-Sumter High School, to others. “All of us at Jostens congratulate you on this first step to proclaim your conviction to better yourself and our world. I wish you all the best,” closed Mr. Jernigan.

Here, Mr.Jernigan and 2013 graduate,Clay Jones, admire his new class ring. Chris Baker of Jostens, Inc., looks on.

 
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