St. Luke's 2018 Cum Laude Society

St. Luke’s School's 2018 Cum Laude Society Induction Ceremony was held on Thursday, May 24. At St. Luke’s, the Cum Laude Society inductees are seniors whose cumulative, weighted grade point average is in the top 20% of the graduating class. Seniors inducted into the St. Luke’s chapter included:

Ajit Akole
Kristen Beaumonte
Dominic DeMarco
Hannah Haden
Jack Halsey
Chloe Kekedjian
Elizabeth Laub
Bilal Memon
Gabrielle Mitchell
Mitchell Mount
Dennis Polyakov
Sarah Powless
Adiah Price-Tucker
Alexandra Truwit
Claire Wilson
Amelia Wyckoff
Chase Zammit

This year's Cum Laude inductees plan to attend the following colleges and universities:

Boston College
Brown University
Colgate University
Columbia University
Dartmouth College
Georgetown University
Harvard University
Stanford University
University of British Columbia
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Virginia
Yale University

The Cum Laude Society was founded in 1906 and modeled on Phi Beta Kappa at the collegiate level. Dr. Abram W. Harris of the Tome School in Maryland decided to recognize scholastic achievement of students in secondary schools. Seven schools were given founding charters in the organization, and more than 350 schools are charter members today. The motto of the society is Arete, Dike, Time—Excellence, Justice, Honor.

St. Luke’s Cum Laude Society Committee members are:

Liz Perry, Head of Upper School and Cum Laude Chapter President
Jim Yavenditti, Director of Studies and Cum Laude Chapter Secretary
Susan Doran, English teacher and Junior Class Dean
Mitch Murphy, History teacher
Jason Warner, Science teacher

Photo—Front Row L to R: Gabrielle Mitchell, Hannah Haden, Alexandra Truwit, Claire Wilson, Elizabeth Laub, Kristen Beaumonte, Sarah Powless, Adiah Price-Tucker
Back Row L to R: Chloe Kekedjian, Dominic DeMarco, Jack Halsey, Chase Zammit, Mitchell Mount, Ajit Akole, Bilal Memon, Dennis Polyakov, Amelia Wyckoff


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