Jr. marketer and 8th grader, Kevin Casey, writes about a long-standing end of year tradition at St. Michael School.
On Friday May 4th, the St. Michael School Class of 2012, its parents, family, teachers, and Principal gathered for the annual Ribbon Ceremony. This wonderful tradition presents each student with a set of blue and white ribbons and marks the beginning of the end of the eighth graders’ time at St. Mike’s. The beautiful ceremony included many prayers and readings read by members of the Class of 2012, teachers, and our Principal, Mrs. Cuttone. Each of the eighth graders received their ribbons from Mrs. Cuttone, who spoke of the success of the class and the symbolism of the schools colors of blue and white. Finally, a poem read by Katie Hynes and Olivia Kelliher titled “I am me and I’m okay” accurately captured the spirit of our class. The poem celebrated each of the individual talents and aspects of each eighth grader, while also celebrating the Class of 2012. After the ceremony, the tradition continued with a pancake breakfast where the eighth graders signed each other’s ribbons and received their “2012” graduation T-shirts, which the eighth graders will wear for the rest of the year.