Ring Day is a cherished tradition at OLSH usually celebrated on or close to the founding day of the Felician Sisters as a tribute to their inspirational leadership. While this year's celebration was postponed due to the global pandemic, the school worked to keep some parts of the tradition intact last week with a special video shared with members of the Class of 2022 and their parents. Principal Tim Plocinik shared his remarks with the juniors. He reminded them they will join OLSH alumni all over the globe, who work in nearly every field, and make a difference in our world. Chaplain Fr. Bill Dorner blessed the rings in the OLSH Chapel. He noted that the ring symbolizes commitment – of OLSH to our students and of the students to their school. The video concluded with remarks from OLSH senior class president, Finn Sweeney ’21. Finn explained that the class ring serves not only as a symbol of class pride, but also as a reminder of each experience at OLSH. He reminded the juniors that their connection to OLSH is like the shape of the ring – without end. The lessons they learned and the people they met at OLSH will be with them forever.
OLSH has been celebrating Ring Day since the 1950s. Students are encouraged to participate even if they did not purchase an official class ring; they may bring a family ring or other piece of jewelry or small item to be blessed during Mass. The class joins together with their families after the Mass for a special dinner. While the class rings were blessed last week, we plan to reschedule the Ring Day Mass in 2021. Rings will be distributed to students after Thanksgiving.