Christopher Columbus High School

A Catholic School for Young Men in the Marist Tradition since 1958
Student Life

Mass & Pin Ceremony


Pinning ceremonies have a long tradition in many institutions of learning. They represent a symbolic welcoming of newly graduated or soon-to-be graduates into the alumni group of that institution or into a certain profession. The ceremonies are aimed at congratulating the students on what they have already accomplished while acknowledging the milestone transitions they will soon be making.

Christopher Columbus High School is proud to announce that it will inaugurate it’s first-ever Senior Pinning Ceremony with the Class of 2023. It is the school’s hope that Senior Pinning at Columbus will become one more of the many cherished traditions that are celebrated at the school.
Pinning Sponsors
The highlight of the ceremony is the moment that the members of the class receive their pins from their Pinning Sponsors. Each senior participating in the ceremony needs to choose a Pinning Sponsor who will accompany them to the event and will pin the “C Pin” to their jackets. The seniors will sit with their Pinning Sponsor throughout the Mass and Ceremony. Family members of the students are welcome to attend and will sit in a different section.

Who Should Pinning Sponsors Be?
The Pinning Sponsor should be someone that the student considers a mentor; someone who was especially supportive and formative in their Columbus experience. This person may be an alumni friend, a teacher, coach, counselor or a parent or other family member (anyone who
played a significant role in the student’s high school experience).

In addition to the pinning, the ceremony will include Mass and short speeches from our president, principal and members of our alumni association’s leadership. The Columbus Pinning Ceremony is a meaningful way to celebrate that seniors are one step closer to graduation and officially joining the proud Columbus Alumni Brotherhood.

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Brotherhood, Faith, and Scholarship define the Marist Brothers Catholic education at Christopher Columbus High School.  By making Jesus Christ known and loved and creating an inspiring academic and extracurricular environment, we prepare young men for higher learning and a life-long commitment to leadership and service through Gospel and Marist values.

Columbus is fully accredited by Cognia and is a member of the Marist Association of Secondary schools, the National Catholic Education Association and the Independent Schools of South Florida.