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RCSD honors standard bearers

Rochester, N.Y. An annual tradition dating back more than 140 years in the Rochester City School District continued Sunday.

The Transfer of Flags ceremony honored students called standard bearers from each city school who excel in the classroom and in the community. The students are each presented with an American flag medal.

Henry Lomb, co-founder of Bausch & Lomb, helped install the program in 1889.Its now the oldest surviving tradition in the district.

Malik Evans, RCSD school board president, who himself was a standard bearer when he was a student in the district, said its an important program to continue.

The whole idea is that they will set an example for their peers going forward, Evans said. It's been a tradition that has continued and it's a tradition that we'll continue in the coming years."

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Washington Times