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St. Luke’s 2021 Cum Laude Induction Ceremony

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Seventeen seniors were recognized at St. Luke’s School's 2021 Cum Laude Society Induction Ceremony, held via Zoom on April 10. 

The students inducted into the St. Luke’s chapter include:

Zachary Amendola
John Briggs
Shane Carbin
Julia DeLuca
Marguerite DeMarco
Anders Ernberg
Jackson Hart
Jonathan Hobson
Tigerlily Jensen
Elyse Kim
Molly Kim
Bella Martino
Catherine Mathews
Danielle Nares
Liam Patty
Nicholas Rutigliano
Ping Ryan

The Cum Laude Society was founded in 1906 and modeled on Phi Beta Kappa at the collegiate level. Dr. Abram W. Harris, Director of the Tome School in Maryland at that time, founded the Cum Laude Society to honor scholastic achievement of students in secondary schools. Seven schools were given founding charters, and more than 350 schools are charter members today. The Cum Laude Society’s motto, Arete, Dike, Time, translates from Greek to Excellence, Justice, Honor.

Head of Upper School Liz Perry shared with the students: “Today, we celebrate that gift of education. We celebrate your process of living, forever entwined with your process of learning. When you return to the Hilltop as alums – whether that’s this summer or years from now – I know I speak for all your teachers when I say that we cannot wait to hear about the new things you’ll be learning. Thank you for allowing us to accompany you on your journey.”

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
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