May Day 2019: A Twirling Tradition

Seniors, juniors, 8th and 4th graders gathered on Lilly’s Field on May 4 for the annual May Day Celebration. Thankfully, the weather cleared after a week of rain, and guests assembled early to be ready for the event.

Fourth graders performed to Mock Morris by Percy Grainger, and 8th graders twirled ribbons to Dance of the Tumblers by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The junior girls presented the Daisy Chain accompanied by Carillon from L’Arlésienne Suite No. 1 by Georges Bizet. Seniors wove the May Pole to the music of Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughn Williams.

After the Maypole Dance, Coronation Pages Hope Pohlman ’20 and Renee Stanec ’20 began their journey around the circle of seniors, bearing flowers and a flowered crown to Grand Walkaround from Cakewalk by Louis Moreau Gottschalk, while the Co-President of Student Council Jamerson Durrill ’19 waited to crown the class’ new queen. The Class of 2019 chose Megan Smith ’19 as its May Queen. In keeping with the MICDS Mission, the girls requested that gifts be made in their honor to a charitable organization, and this year, they chose Children’s Miracle Network.