Meredith Holds 2009 Class Day
Meredith College seniors took part in Class Day 2009 on Saturday, May 9 in Meredith’s McIver Amphitheater.
Class Day is a Meredith tradition in which sophomores honor their senior big sisters, and the seniors celebrate highlights of their College years.
Sunny weather was welcomed by the Class of 2009, which had experienced rain on many of their special events, including Class Day 2007.
Daisy chains play a big role in Class Day. Sophomores spend the morning of Class Day constructing two 75–100 foot daisy chains to be used for the afternoon’s celebration. Sophomores hold the two daisy chains and sing as their sister class marches through the chains. At the conclusion of Class Day, the chains form the class numerals of the graduating class. The seniors then go onto the island, form a circle, and celebrate with their classmates.
Other elements of Class Day include class historians presenting key events of the graduating class’ four years at Meredith, the presentation of the class doll and singing. The Class of 2009's doll is named HIlary Jean Perdue, in honor of Alumnae Director Hilary Allen, the class advisor, Vice President for College Programs Jean Jackson, and Governor Bev Perdue, North Carolina's first female governor.
For more information on commencement traditions at Meredith, click here .
Date Submitted: 2009-05-08