Methodist Children’s Home celebrated its seniors during a class ring ceremony at the charter school this January. Each student was presented with their ring by their home life manager or other MCH staff member. The charter school is located on the Waco campus and operated in partnership with the University of Texas-University Charter School system.
In the fall, seniors visit a local jeweler to choose from a selection of class rings. They are able to pick out their own stone colors and special markings that will make their ring unique to them. Several months later when the rings are complete, the charter school hosts a ceremony where the seniors are able to show off their rings to their peers, teachers and other staff members.
“Senior rings are an important tradition at MCH,” said Jeff Creel, program administrator for school and transition services. “It is a symbol of progress toward their goal of graduation. After graduation the senior rings serve as a symbol they can wear as a daily reminder of their success to motivate and encourage them and remind them that they can achieve greatness.”