Founded in 1877 by the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, Sacred Heart Academy has established many special traditions that bond even our newest Valkyries with the distinguished alumnae of our past.
Graduates have carried a bouquet of red roses with them at the ceremony for many years. At the end of the ceremony, instead of throwing their caps, graduates tear off roses petals and throw them into the air to celebrate. The student council president has the honor of leading her class in turning their tassels and throwing their rose petals.
In the last few decades, at the Matriculation Mass, each freshman is given a single red rose by a senior to symbolize the beginning of her journey at Sacred Heart Academy.