Sonora resident Christina Elizabeth Higgs was inducted into the Order of the Gown at the University of the South during its Opening Convocation on Oct. 6.

The Order of the Gown is an academic honor society and a unique student government body among U.S. colleges and universities. Since 1875, the Order of the Gown has remained the body responsible for maintaining the spirit, traditions and ideals of the University of the South, stated a press release. The wearing of the gown is both a sign of academic achievement and a promise to continue the ideals and traditions of the university.

Higgs is the daughter of Emily and Richard Higgs, of Sonora.

The university is in Sewanee, Tennessee.

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