Grad Class & Traditional Rose Ceremony

On May 24, SMLS marked a rite of passage for our Grads with a beautiful and important SMLS tradition, the Rose Ceremony. This ceremony connects and binds our community together across the generations as each graduating student receives a yellow rose and card from our youngest Millies, and an alumnae pin from members of the Alumnae Executive.

In the language of flowers, yellow roses signify celebration, friendship, and joy. At SMLS, they also symbolize the school’s commitment to remember each and every Grad and our wish to welcome our graduates back to the school throughout their lives, as alumnae.

The Class of 2019 is joining a distinguished, diverse, and supportive community of empowered women who will be available to them throughout their lives, as mentors and friends. Our guest speaker at the ceremony, 2019 Outstanding Alumna Award recipient Joanne Stacey ‘78, spoke about this strong network of meaningful connection and support that Millies around the world share with one another. A social worker, author, and advocate for youth and women, Joanne encouraged graduates to take risks and know that they can do anything, regardless of the obstacles.
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