As every year, 5th-graders, the eldest students in Lower School, receive their pins identifying them as the seniors in their school and committing them to be a behavior example for younger students.
This ceremony has become a tradition in Santiago College. Here presidents and vice-presidents of each course receive the pins that must later be distributed amongst their classmates.
The pins are divided into the four colors that represent the different school “houses” (red, blue, green and yellow). All members of our community, including students, teachers, auxiliary staff, parents and administrative staff, belong to a house; thus everyone belongs to a color, and each color also represents an individual who had an outstanding participation in the school: Red House, Ira La Fetra; Yellow House, Miss Mary Swaney; Green House, Miss Elizabeth Mason; and Blue House, Bishop William Taylor.
Almost at the end of the ceremony, the student Magdalena González sang the song Moonlight, of Grace Vanderwall, and Ángela Cerda sang The Climb of Miley Cyrus, to welcome 5th-graders as “seniors” of Lower School.