Meredith students preparing to make the daisy chain for their big sis class at Class Day.
On Class Day… the little sisters spend the morning constructing two 75–100 foot daisy chains to be used for the afternoon’s Class Day exercises in the amphitheater. The white-clad sophomores hold two daisy chains and sing as their sister class marches through the chains. Class historians recall and depict key events of the graduating class’ four years at Meredith. The sophomore and alumnae sister classes sing traditional songs to the seniors. The members of the odd year classes wear black gloves on their left hands and give their little sisters wish bone charms for luck. The even classes give their little sisters bags of sticks and stones “to protect them from the Odd Spirit’s bones.”
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.
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