Madison Smith was recently nominated by faculty and staff to take part in Baldwin Wallace University's 123rd annual White Rose Ceremony.
Smith, a graduate of Minerva High School, was asked to participate in recognition of her special contribution to life at Baldwin Wallace.
The White Rose Ceremony is held each May on commencement day in memory of Philura Gould Baldwin, granddaughter of Baldwin Wallace founder John Baldwin and Baldwin Wallace's first librarian.
At the behest of the Baldwin family, an oration is given and select female graduates carry white roses that serve as a memorial to Philura. There is no set of standards or criteria that must be met, but each woman must have, in her own unique way, distinguished herself by making a difference in the Baldwin Wallace community.