Laurel Ring Stories
Has a Laurel ring ever led to an introduction to someone you didn't know? Perhaps you saw another woman in the airport or in an elevator or in a classroom or job setting who was wearing a Laurel ring and you introduced yourself and shared your Laurel experiences. We'd love to hear your stories! Submit yours here.
Laurel Ring Stories
After putting the final touches on the Class of 1970’s Class News submission at her office in Washington, DC, Andi Helwig Adams ’70 hopped on the Metro to head home. Imagine her surprise, and amusement, when she found herself standing next to a girl wearing a Laurel ring! Sara Bencic ’07 was also on her way home and equally excited to run into a fellow Laurel alumna. They both noted, when retelling the story to the Alumnae Office, that it was the first time either had met an alumna they did not already know due to the iconic ring. We certainly hope it won’t be the last! In case this wasn’t enough of a coincidence, when Sara returned home, she found her Alumnae Weekend invitation (for 2014), featuring the Laurel Ring, waiting for her in her mailbox. Once a Laurel girl, always a Laurel girl!
“Margie, a friend of mine from St Louis, was having lunch at the Lincoln Hills Golf Club in Ludington, MI., with a friend of hers, also from St. Louis but who summers in Michigan. Margie called me over to introduce me to her friend, Pat Neilson. We chatted for several minutes. And then I said, “You attended Laurel School!” How did I know? She was wearing her Laurel ring! Pat Dougan Neilson ’57 and I ended up playing in a golf scramble that summer!” – Virginia Taylor Young ‘56
“I met Darci Sternen ’88 at Ice Age Archaeology Day at the Burke Museum of Natural History in Seattle, WA. She was with her daughter and she recognized my class ring. You can take the Laurel Girl out of Laurel School (and 2,400 miles away), but you can’t take Laurel School out of the girl!” – Samantha Hallstead ‘06
"It was after my first year of college at my summer internship where I had my first ring 'run in' with a fellow alumna. I was sitting in a case briefing at Court Appointed Special Advocates before a hearing and was sitting at a rectangular table with different case managers and lawyers. In the middle of her sentence, she looked at me and said, "is that a Laurel ring?" If I remember correcty, her name is Abbey King [Mueller] and she graduated in 200. It automatically made me feel more at ease and comfortable knowing there was a fellow Laurel girl in the room." – Addair Levine '13
"I just moved back to Cleveland and while at a doctor's appointment I noticed she had a Laurel ring on her finger. Immediate connection!! I came home and found mine and had it resized and am enjoying wearing it proudly again!" - Ann Schaffer Shirreffs '76