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13 May 2006 Coleen Perilloux Landry

Excitement Before Commencement Ceremonies

All things considered and all that occurred in the past eight months, this is a remarkable event.
Many of the girls in this photo lost their homes and all that they possessed to Katrina's flood waters.
It is a New Orleans Ursuline tradition that the girls wear white gowns and carry a dozen of red roses for their graduation ceremony.
The Baccalaureate ceremonies were held earlier in the day at a Mass in the chapel. The girls wore graduation caps and gowns for the Mass.

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petesie15-May-2006 15:23
Another image of courage and hope fulfilled.
Robin Reid14-May-2006 15:20
I'm fascinated that they all are wearing white!
laine8214-May-2006 15:16
They are carrying this off with great decorum then and they are to be admired. They all look lovely.