Ramona Convent Hosts A “Roaring” Tea Party
The Holy Family Room at Ramona Convent played the Ragtime tunes of Al Joplin and the Great Gatsby while it filled with prospective members of the Class of 2024 and their “remarkable women” as guests of student Ambassadors and their AMAZING moms.
The “1920’s Roaring Ramona” theme was perfectly carried out with Ramona moms and daughters fashionably decked out in flapper dresses, fancy tops, vintage hats and headbands, and pearls. Feathered and glittery table centerpieces and gold and black balloons hung from the ceiling to add to the decor created by tea party committee members.
Ramona Theology teacher and Chef Francois Laborie and his team of mini-chefs came early Saturday for kitchen prep and again on Sunday morning to bake close to 600 scones, whip the cream for the scones, and make hundreds of delicious tea sandwiches.
This year, fresh fruit/yogurt and granola parfaits were a welcome start to the morning. A selection of servers, dressed in flat caps and suspenders attended to their designated tables pouring tea and serving yummy three-tiered trays of treats.
Those in attendance also enjoyed a beautiful performance by Ramona’s Chamber Singers led by their Director, Ms. Ruth Ballenger and accompanied by pianist Hollin Liu. Catherine S. ’20, spoke eloquently about her love for Ramona and her high school experience. As guests were leaving, they helped themselves to the wide array of yummy sweets at the extravagant candy buffet table. The shared excitement of the future tigers in the room was palpable and it is sure to grow during the next two weeks as they await the admission decision letters to be mailed.
Ramona is a welcoming Catholic college-prep high school for girls in grades 9-12. Ramona graduates face the future with an extraordinary education, a global vision fueled by Catholic values, an independent spirit, confident leadership skills, the support of their Ramona sisters, and the strength of a legacy of more than 130 years of excellence.
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