Polytechnic School Cum Laude Society Members Selected

Founded in 1906, the Cum Laude Society is a national honor society modeled on Phi Beta Kappa to recognize the scholastic achievement of seniors in secondary schools. Since its founding, the Cum Laude Society has grown to 382 chapters, approximately two dozen of which are located in public schools and the rest in independent schools. Membership is predominantly in the United States, but chapters also are located in Canada, England, France, Spain, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines.

The motto of the Cum Laude Society is Areté, Diké, Timé—Greek words which translate into Excellence, Justice, and Honor. The motto, along with grade point average and rigor of coursework, is considered when nominating society members. Up to 20% of the members of the senior class, who have an honor record may be elected.

On Friday, May 31, members of the Class of 2013 were selected for membership and will be formally recognized at Honors Day.

They are as follows:

Luke James Blackshaw Asperger
Alison Louise Ball
Justine Cheng
Catherine Stender Davidson
Shelley Garg
Kathryn Lynn Hathaway
Ryan Hoon Hyon
Ryan Kidman
Erynn Jean-Hee Kim
Caleb Young Lee
Lillian Chloe Mecum
Jacqueline Katherine Olive
Phillip Ou
Yevgenia Rem
Amy Rajiv Sitwala
Danielle Catherine Smith
Katherine Ann Wardlaw
Eda Yu

All members of the Cum Laude Society from the Class of 2013 are invited to attend a luncheon at Head of School Debbie Reed’s home at noon on Wednesday, June 5. The program will include remarks by board of trustee member Saeed Jaffer. Invitations were emailed to students earlier today.

For more information, visit www.polytechnic.org/commencement.

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