Students decorating the Maypole at The College of St. Scholastica’s graduation, Duluth, Minnesota

Students from The College of St. Scholastica are shown participating in the decorating the Maypole ceremony; this tradition is also sometimes called “the weaving of the standards”. Colorfully-dressed junior students are given ribbons or “standards” by the senior students dressed in their graduation gowns; this act symbolically illustrates the passing of the torch.

~ Photo Credit: The College of St. Scholastica

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