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The Alumni Tie Ceremony
Date: 06/14/2017

Alumni TieDespite the rain, and the unseasonably cold weather on the morning of Commencement, over 40 Cardigan alumni traveled from all over the world to take part in the annual Alumni Tie Ceremony. The tie, as Jeremiah Shipman ’00 explained to the audience the night before, has been given to the graduates on the day of their Commencement since 1950. Though the tie has changed in appearance a bit throughout the years, its present appearance very much resembles the original. Per tradition, alumni are asked if they have a special connection to any member of the current class of graduates, and they personally present a tie to that boy. This year, that group included, one father, 12 elder brothers, two honorary alumni, and 11 close alumni friends that chose to participate in the personal presentation of an Alumni Tie. 

Gallery: See photos of the Alumni Tie Ceremony

Aside from the personal presentations, a record number of alumni lined up on the porch of Clark-Morgan to hand ties to the remaining class members. These included boys from the Class of 2016 all the way back to the Class of 1958.
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