A RITE OF PASSAGE
Since ancient times,
the Maypole Dance has marked
the beginning of a new season.
At Villa Duchesne, like many other schools,
Maypole is incorporated into commencement festivities
as a "rite of passage," celebrating a unity
amongst the graduating class,
symbolized by the weaving of ribbons.
Maypole serves as the last event of the senior class,
as they head towards their future.
(. . . with flowers from their waiting boyfriends.)