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A Century of Saints

The weaving of the standards


"The traditional weaving of the College standard will climax activities for the seniors when they assemble on the East campus of the College to observe Class Day June 7. 

"The standard symbolizes the outward expression of the ideals of the College. The colors of the College, purple symbolizing dignity, and gold, symbolizing blessedness, are entwined to represent the knitting of the graduates spiritually to each other and to the College of St. Scholastica by the ties of spiritual, mental and physical growth. After the standard has been woven the seniors hand the strands to the juniors to symbolize the bequeathing to them of the sacred trust of maintaining standards of excellence.

"The seniors work out the North Star, symbol of the state, in weaving the class colors.The juniors, who escort the seniors, form one large star from the points of which radiate the ideals of the College. The seniors are arranged in the arch of the circle; one senior acting as the spirit of the College will pass through the formation imparting the ideals that each young woman is to embody in her life. Seniors will be dressed in formals, and their junior partners in academic caps and gowns, as they weave the standard.

"The traditional freshman waltz, choral speaking, and the Farewell Address, Alma Mater, will highlight the day." -- Scriptorium, May 24, 1950.


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