Spirit of the Pioneer

BHS Student Newspaper 2008-09

Senior Rings: A Legacy Close to the Hand

Posted by bhspioneerspirit on May 7, 2009

By Adele Owen
The year before a student becomes a senior is a busy and stressful time. Some would go so far as to say that it is the hardest year in high school.


One of the privileges of being a junior is receiving a senior ring. A student’s senior ring tells a story about that student and his/her life during high school. The stone and cut, the sides and year, the school a student went to and their signature, each part of the ring tells a story about the person that wears it.

Every year Jostens comes to Batesville High School to help juniors create and receive the perfect ring. Then, each year there is a drawing in which one lucky student receives a free ring. This year’s winner was Norma Lopez.

“I’m very excited and grateful to be getting a ring that is already paid for,” Lopez stated.

Most of the juniors, though, had to fall back on mom and dad to help pay for their rings. “I know I don’t have $400 lying around,” stated Danielle Goodwin.

When asked about her ring Lopez commented, “I feel like my ring will remind me of my high school years and the accomplishments that I have made.”

For some, though, their ring symbolizes the escape close at hand. “My ring means . . . I’m out! Yeah, one more year left!” exclaimed David Brown.

Tamara Edgin said, “[The ring] symbolizes the wonderful hours spent inside these cinder block walls.” See the 2009 yearbook for related story.


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