Symbolism | The Society of Torch & Laurel

The Society of Torch & Laurel


The Meaning of The Society of  Torch & Laurel

  • The Torch: Represents the ability for each of us to serve as a guiding light for others and for the ability of education to serve as a beacon of light, eradicating ignorance. May our scholars always remember that lighting the way for others, brightens the path for themselves.
  • The Stars: Pay homage to the pillars and ideals of the founding society and the ideals of The Society of Torch & Laurel. The left star represents The National Society of Collegiate Scholars’ pillars of scholarship, leadership and service. The right star represents The Society of Torch & Laurel pillars of excellence and perseverance. The center star represents our shared commitment to integrity. May our scholars always use their talents to create positive outcomes for themselves and their communities.
  • The Laurel: An ancient symbol of distinction and serves to remind our scholars that they are becoming part of a long and noble tradition of distinguished scholars. May our scholars uphold their place in history by living up to the honor bestowed upon them.
  • The Circles: The double circles represent the circles of support and influence that surround us, including family and friends, teachers and advocates. May our scholars recognize, value and appreciate their supporters and encouragers and seek to serve in that capacity for others.