New Jays Given a Royal Blue “J” — And a Big Brother Welcome — at the 2013 Investiture Ceremony
At Jesuit High School’s 2013 Investiture ceremony, 317 new students were formally welcomed as Blue Jays. Escorted by their Big Brothers, 276 pre-freshmen, 40 freshmen, and one junior (an exchange student for one year) received their Blue “J” pins.
The featured alumnus speaker was Graham Williams ’08, who is currently a law student at Tulane Law School.
After the ceremony, Big Brothers went with their Little Brothers through a shortened schedule of classes, which gives new Blue Jays a better feel for their high school and where “things” and events are located. At noon, a spirited pep rally and skit, complete with cheerleaders, Jayson, the Blue Jay Band, was held in Jesuit’s gym, which also goes by the moniker “Birdcage.”
The Investiture ceremony is a relatively new tradition, begun in the school’s 150th year (1997-98). This year’s ceremony was preceded by Mass since Thursday, August 15 was the Feast of the Assumption, a holy day of obligation.