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Original rings promote campus pride

Whether your preference is for gold, silver or even platinum, there are numerous options to select from as Herff Jones kicks off their yearly sale of class rings.

Designed specifically for each class, each ring displays the campus crest and symbol; on the reverse side, students are given the option of portraying hobbies or activites that describe themselves.

Various shapes and sizes of diamonds are available, and the initials or full name of the student are imprinted on the underside of the ring.

“A class ring should be special, unique and descriptive of your school, as well as yourself,” Brad Dandridge, a Herff Jones representative, said.

Dandridge has been the vendor for class rings on campus since 2000 and has created a unique Fresno Christian eagle logo.

“Our goal is to create a ring that the student will find fashionable and will admire throughout not only their high school years, but also the rest of their lives,” Dandridge said.

“These rings are meant to show the pride of the school and the qualities of an individual, and are often worn throughout high school, and they can be easily adjusted to fit a student’s finger as they physically mature.

While attending college at Cal Poly, Dandridge majored in business management/finance until deciding to pursue his life-long dream of playing professional baseball. Beginning in 1998, Dandridge played “AAA” ball for the Los Angeles Dodgers as catcher. An injury to his right arm put him out of the game permanently.

Although the business of selling class rings may not be considered as lucrative as playing professional ball, the satisfaction of helping students find the perfect ring makes the job well worthwhile.

“I enjoy my job because it allows me to work with kids and that gives me a certain happiness in doing what I do for a living,” Dandridge said.

Class rings, ranging in price from $179-$460 depending on the specifications of the ring chosen, were sold on campus on Sept. 30. If students want to order past this date or for further information about class rings, go to Herff Jones on the Web or contact Brad Dandridge at 321-6156.

If for some reason parents or students are not satisfied with the Herff Jones price or logos, Jostons also sells rings and can be contacted through Jostens.com.

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