Lewisville High School held its 81st annual Rosecutting Ceremony on May 14 at Leo C. Stuver Auditorium. The tradition began with the Class of 1935.
The Class of 2019 was proud to follow in the footsteps of generations of Farmers before them.
“Rosecutting is an amazing tradition we have here at Lewisville High School,” LHS Student Body President Braeden Kajs said. “We have a firm belief that once you attend LHS, you will always be a part of the Long Maroon Line. For 84 years, the graduating class has joined hand and hand to become alumni of our great high school.”
The Rosecutting Ceremony is an event carefully choreographed to symbolize the value placed on the friendships and experiences that bond students with their friends, even as they break that bond to begin new chapters in their lives beyond high school.
During the formal and emotional ceremony, each member of the class is given a rose and it is attached to a continuous maroon ribbon, showing the connection with their classmates. Then, each student cuts the ribbon to free his or her rose.
The event also included an encouraging message from LHS Principal Jeffrey Kajs, speeches from senior officers, a presentation of the class key to the junior class, performances from the LHS Choir and Wind Symphony, and a memorable senior slideshow.