A St. John’s School tradition, the annual Ring Ceremony is a formal event where the senior class pass the torch down to the junior class by bequeathing rings to them. The ceremony took place on Wednesday, February 13 at the school chapel. In pairs, a junior and senior were called to come forth to have their candles lit and for the underclassmen to receive their rings.
After the ring reception, Kian Malakooti, the senior class president gave the closing speech honoring the Class of 2020. In his speech, he shared significant memories and experiences from eighth grade leading towards their senior year. He described a high school life as a four-year marathon – full of energy at first, exhausting midway through, but primed at the finish line. He ended his speech with words of advice, “Don’t be afraid to take risks even if it means you fail, because as a Knight, you will bounce back with remarkable resilience and be prepared to take another stab at another challenge.”
Following the ceremony, the juniors and seniors bonded at the luncheon celebration held at Lotte Hotel.