The May Crowning celebrates moral character.
Gianna Hagnell, an eighth grade student at the School of St. Mary in Lake Forest, was honored to participate in the May Crowning on May 13. Hagnell was elected by the girls in the eighth grade class after they reflected upon the virtues of Mary the Blessed Mother, and then voted for the person whom they believed most demonstrated those virtues. The May Crowning is a highly regarded tradition at the school. Hagnell crowned the statues of Mary with flowers during Masses at both school campuses. Q. What is it like to know that your peers think of you as someone who lives your life closely aligned to the Mary the Blessed Mother? A. I am very honored to know that my friends think of me as a kind, forgiving, and loving person. It is great to …
Borosh, Flint chosen as principal participants.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Lake Forest and Lake Bluff students at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart were active participants in the school's annual May Crowning, a long-standing Catholic tradition, on May 13. Senior Blair O’Neill of Winnetka greeted attendees and gave the Call to Worship in a prayer service that celebrated Mary, a woman of exemplary virtue. Senior Allyson Genger of Lake Bluff read a lesson from the Gospel of Luke, and senior Charlotte Elwart of Lake Forest called on seniors Lupe Monterroso of Highwood and Leann Lyden of Lake Forest, along with faculty member Mary Ann Salemi of Deerfield, to provide reflections of the angel Gabriel, the Virgin Mary, and of Mary’s cousin, Elizabeth, respectively. Maggie Young of Winnetka read an excerpt from the …