Ring Day at Regina Dominican is inherently unique. At most high schools, students order class rings, receive those rings their junior year, and wear it for a few years. At Regina Dominican, the class ring holds an inexplicable value. The value of the class ring and its symbolic tie to the alumnae community is celebrated at Ring Day by the senior class. Ring Day is a ceremony that every alumna has experienced at the school and will continue as a tradition for years to come.
Catie Murphy, who led a Ring Day reflection, described the bond Regina girls share with their classmates and the alumnae. “When I look down at my ring sitting on my finger, I think of the millions of times I have laughed at Regina Dominican and felt joy and just utter happiness,” said Murphy. “I think of my friends who I confide in, the teachers who make learning enjoyable and the faculty who inspire me to become a leader.”
Ring Day was celebrated on Dec. 8 with a liturgy presided by Regina Dominican chaplain Rev. Peter Wojcik. “You [the Class of 2015] now share not only this ring but also a wonderful experience with over 9,000 alumnae,” said Wojcik during his homily.
After the ceremony, held in the traditional cap and gown, the Class of 2015 gathered with their families at a reception hosted by the sophomore class.