The gold stoles worn by our seniors represent servanthood. In ancient times a stole was used by servants to wash the feet of a superior, so a stole wrapped on a Regents senior symbolizes the use of a towel during a foot washing. This symbol of foot washing which Jesus demonstrates for us calls each believer to a life of selfless service.
During the Baccalaureate service before graduation, the current seniors pass their stoles to the rising seniors. This symbolizes the passing of servant leadership from one group of students to the next. Keep an eye out on Monday at All School chapel for the seniors in these gold stoles!