Lauren Kolenda ’24, Staff Writer

On Sunday March 20th, 2022 about fifty members of the classes of 2023 and 2024 gathered in the Green Room with their families and administration for the annual Amethyst Day ceremony. Amethyst Day is a university tradition dating back to the 1940s. During the ceremony, sophomores received their class pins and juniors received their class rings. These pins and rings help students to connect with their alma mater and are worn at graduation.

Remarks were made by Payton Conard, the president of Class of 2024, Ellie Loose, the president of the Class of 2023, and President Barbara Lettiere. President Lettiere reminisced about her Amethyst Day and how she lost her class ring but was gifted a replica by the Board of Trustees when she became President of Immaculata. The rings were blessed by Father Carl and then were presented to each student. The ceremony was concluded with the singing of the Alma Mater led by Bree Kratz ‘23 who was accompanied by Sister Kathleen Doutt on the piano. Each student got a chance to walk through the giant ring as they processed out of the Green Room. Afterwards, students and their parents went outside to take pictures and socialize.

The ceremony was short, but full of emotion and excitement for the upcoming junior and senior classes.