Local still searching for owner of PHS Class Ring

By NIKKI SMITH,

At the end of one’s high school career, he or she will receive a diploma as proof of the academic effort and hard work needed to graduate.

Many high school students purchase other tokens to commemorate their time spent at their respective schools and extracurricular activities that added to the experience.

One of the most popular items students sport for this purpose is a class ring, displaying their school’s name and graduating year.

Recently, Jones County Junior College Athletic Director Katie Herrington found a class ring on campus at JCJC.

Petal resident and JCJC nursing director Erin Knight believes the ring could belong to a 1946 graduate of Petal High School.

Knight said the ring is gold and features a crest on the top. The initials are engraved on the inside of the band.

“If it were my dad, I would want to have it,” Knight said.“It’s sentimental, so my family would want to have it back.”

She said the ring is in great shape.

Knight has been asking around in the community for anyone who may have a yearbook from 1946 to help identify the ring’s owner or if anyone recognizes the initials or ring to help identify them.

She has spoken to someone who gave her a list of names from the 1946 graduating class, but none of the names matched the engraved initials.

This has led Knight to believe that the ring could be from another nearby school district.

“We were hoping maybe we could find out who the family is,” she said.

Anyone missing a class ring from 1946 or suspects that the ring may be theirs or a family member’s may contact The Petal News or email Nikki Smith at nikki@hubcityspokes.com.