Life at Miss Hall’sSep 28, 2021

updated Sep 28, 2021

Ringing in the Class of 2022

Lifetime connections and the beloved MHS Ring

(Amy Inglis ’08 - Avida Love Photography)

One of the School’s most cherished traditions — the Ring Ceremony — closed out the week with a celebratory vibe on Friday, September 24.

Members of the Class of 2022 received their school rings, with students, faculty, staff and special guests, including MHS Trustees and several alums, cheering them on. This year’s event was held in the Anne Meyer Cross ’37 Athletic Center’s Thatcher Family Gymnasium to accommodate social distancing.

Head of School Julia Heaton P’24 opened the ceremony by sharing the history and symbolism of the MHS ring. “Seniors, today we honor your commitment to Miss Hall’s mission and values,” Ms. Heaton said. “Know that your school is also committed to you, and you will always have a place here. As a class, you will always be connected to each other, no matter how many years have passed and, in the words of the alma mater, no matter how far distant you may be.”

Alumnae Council President Mary Atwood ’83 then welcomed students on their first steps toward becoming alumnae. “The Ring Ceremony is an exciting opportunity to celebrate all that you have accomplished so far and to recognize the history we all share,” Ms. Atwood said. “On behalf of the over 4,200 accomplished trailblazers who have graduated before you, we look forward to welcoming you to our alumnae community next spring.”

In addition to Ms. Atwood, special guests Friday included Hannah Van Sickle ’92 and Amy Van Sickle Ober ’89, mother and aunt of Kathryn Barrett ’22; Alexa Green ’09, aunt of Hava Methe ’22, Tsega Meshesha ’09, cousin of Kidist Mekonen Fesseha ’22, Charlotte Adelson, sister of Emma Adelson ’22, Samantha Elliott, sister of Symaira Elliott ’22; Erica Morales-Armstrong ’20, special legacy of Emily Lombardi ’22; and Science Department Chair Donna Daigle, godmother of Keely O’Gorman ’22.

Know that your school is also committed to you, and you will always have a place here. As a class, you will always be connected to each other, no matter how many years have passed and, in the words of the alma mater, no matter how far distant you may be.

Head of School

After Senior Class President Keely O’Gorman explained the significance of the ribbons also presented to seniors — one ribbon to a younger student, one for a fellow senior, and a third to a favorite faculty or staff member — seniors received their rings.

Then it was onto the Front Circle for photos!

Ring Ceremony