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The Sisters' Pride with Kendall Quinn, Thursday, November 17, 2022 The Daily Thistle, St. Margaret's School

    • Education

Wednesday was a day St. Margaret’s celebrated Tradition. Alumni visiting their past campus celebrated a woman they admired, Viola Woolfolk- their headmistress. As we walked around campus, commuting from class to class, we noticed women gathered in the same spots we gathered. Laughing,talking, and retelling stories- just like us. They had name tags on their shirts with the year they had graduated at St. Margaret’s. As a current student, somewhat new to the sisterhood,  it was moving to see how many women showed up to support the place they had once called home.

In chapel services and announcements we hear the word sisterhood being used, but it was a moment like St. Margaret’s Day, which showed the power that word holds. Women from all different class years and from all different places in the world showed up to support the school they loved while attending, and still had a place in their heart 50 years later.

As the sounds of the bagpiper led us to the church, there was a moment of silence where the students of St. Margaret’s took in the scene before them. Generations of St. Margaret’s girls lined up on the property for a single purpose: Tradition. As we took the time to remember Viola Woolfolk and St. Margaret a feeling of pride set in among the scotties. Honoring those in our community who, as the Reverend mentioned in the Chapel Service, “Were agents of Change.”

IT was at moments like these where the sisterhood was strong as generation of St. Margaret’s girls gathered for our school and for the people in our community. It’s because of the traditions St. Margaret’s day prioritizes that days like Wednesday are so special. It is because of the support in tradition from alumni, faculty, and students that makes St. Margaret’s the school it is today.

Those were some reflections about Viola Woolfolk at last night’s celebration of Viola in our chapel.  Following the gathering of alumnae they joined the sisterhood in the march over to St. John’s for our annual St. Margaret’s Day service.


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Wednesday was a day St. Margaret’s celebrated Tradition. Alumni visiting their past campus celebrated a woman they admired, Viola Woolfolk- their headmistress. As we walked around campus, commuting from class to class, we noticed women gathered in the same spots we gathered. Laughing,talking, and retelling stories- just like us. They had name tags on their shirts with the year they had graduated at St. Margaret’s. As a current student, somewhat new to the sisterhood,  it was moving to see how many women showed up to support the place they had once called home.

In chapel services and announcements we hear the word sisterhood being used, but it was a moment like St. Margaret’s Day, which showed the power that word holds. Women from all different class years and from all different places in the world showed up to support the school they loved while attending, and still had a place in their heart 50 years later.

As the sounds of the bagpiper led us to the church, there was a moment of silence where the students of St. Margaret’s took in the scene before them. Generations of St. Margaret’s girls lined up on the property for a single purpose: Tradition. As we took the time to remember Viola Woolfolk and St. Margaret a feeling of pride set in among the scotties. Honoring those in our community who, as the Reverend mentioned in the Chapel Service, “Were agents of Change.”

IT was at moments like these where the sisterhood was strong as generation of St. Margaret’s girls gathered for our school and for the people in our community. It’s because of the traditions St. Margaret’s day prioritizes that days like Wednesday are so special. It is because of the support in tradition from alumni, faculty, and students that makes St. Margaret’s the school it is today.

Those were some reflections about Viola Woolfolk at last night’s celebration of Viola in our chapel.  Following the gathering of alumnae they joined the sisterhood in the march over to St. John’s for our annual St. Margaret’s Day service.


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