Ring Day: The Beginning of Senior Year

By: Liliana Mendez ’16

Ring Day is just like how it sounds; a day when the seniors get their high school rings. It is not, however, as simple as walking across the stage to get your ring and then leaving.  At the Academy of Mount St. Ursula, the seniors have to survive skating from Poe Park to the school in order to get their rings; in AMSU things are not handed to you, they are earned. This ring links us eternally to AMSU and is a symbol of the completion of high school. This amazing day took place on Friday, October 23rd and was filled with many amazing experiences.

The seniors’ day began at 8:30 A.M., the time we had to arrive at Poe Park on 193rd Street.  We started off by taking pictures and finally it was the moment we had been waiting for since freshman year; it was time to skate!  We have the option to skate, scoot, or walk to the school. But, no matter what mode of transportation you choose, you are not safe.  Trust me, I was walking and still fell. It is so amazing to see the spirit of sisterhood shine during this activity.  Everyone was so supportive of one another and was there to lend a helping hand. After we had all gotten back to the school safely, it was time for the ceremony to begin.  It was one of the most exciting days we have experienced so far at AMSU because of the anticipation for our rings. The first time we see the rings is on ring day, something that we have been waiting for since the end of junior year.  The ring is of the most concrete pieces of evidence that you are a senior. Ring day is not only about the giving out of rings. There are also scholarships given out in memory of influential members of the AMSU community that have passed away.  These awards start a legacy and never let us forget the amazing achievements of our sisters They are given to students that exhibit the qualities of the person who the award is named after.  The underclassmen also shine on this special day. The juniors perform the infamous Junior Skit and the sophomore class performs a song dedicated to their senior sisters.  This year’s skit was amazing. Not only was it hilarious but also very interactive. It was entertaining and very well put together.  The sophomore class performed a very heartwarming song that made our bond even closer and the ceremony ended with the singing of the school song.  Ring day was amazing and an experience that I will never forget for the rest of my life. Ring Day was the beginning of the journey called senior year.