Sophomores go high-tech with class ring orders

Sophomores go high-tech with class ring orders

Sophomore Alexis Gamache (the author) designs her class ring online through Josten's web site.

Alexis Gamache, Staff Writer

Ordering class rings was a bit more high-tech for the Class of 2014, after the school switched from doing business with Balfour to Jostens.

Students went online to design their rings. Each student can “Create your own story” by going on to www.jostens.com and choosing any ring, from Achiever’s to Stackable.

“I love the idea that you can create your ring online,” said Principal Lisa Nemeth.

Each ring can be personalized by the student. The year of graduation, hobbies, and the school’s mascot are only a few of the hundreds of options students can pick from.

“I have worked closely with [Jostens representative] Ryan Ford at my previous job and he did our Freshman Orientation here at LHS,” said Principal Lisa Nemeth.

Jostens offers a variety of “customer friendly” payment plans for class rings.

“We typically request a $50 deposit at the time of ordering, but we don’t require it,” said Ford, “In fact we have a zero-dollar deposit ‘lay-a-way’ plan where students can pay what they want.”

The Jostens J-plan allows students to pay for their class rings in four installments.

Jostens offers a Lifetime Limited Warranty on all class rings for no extra cost.

“The warranty covers resizing of the ring for as long as you own it,” said Ford.

With a  life warranty, class rings will be sure to travel with you, wherever your high school experience takes you.

However, this year, Jostens is doing something new. The company is offering “The National Ring Sweepstakes.”

“The sweepstakes was designed to help students understand and appreciate the tradition and purpose of the High School Class Ring,” explains Ford.

Students can enter to win at www.jostens.com/class_rings_cp_hs_sweep.html  between September 9, 2011 and May 18, 2012 or simply purchase a class ring. If you purchase a class ring, your name will automatically be entered.

The winner of the sweepstakes will be able to see his or her ring made at the Jostens plant in Dallas, Texas.

For any additional details visit www.jostens.com.