On Friday, September 7, Germantown Academy Director of College Counseling Karen Mason announced the fall inductees of GA's Chapter of the Cum Laude Society.
Cum Laude is the most significant academic honor at GA. The high school version of Phi Beta Kappa, its ranks are filled with some of the most successful and intellectually adventurous people in the United States. GA is incredibly proud of the following first round inductees from the Class of 2019: Jason Chee '19, Scott Cho '19, Brynne DiDonato '19, Daryl Dohner '19, Priya Dudhat '19, Andrew Feng '19, Kevin Hou '19, Vinit Joshi '19, Eric Nawrocki '19, Priya Padhye '19, Daniel Ritz '19, Zoe Torrey '19, Derek Walkush '19, and Kristine Wang '19.
For nearly a century now, GA has been a member of the Cum Laude Society, whose tenets of excellence, justice and honor form the basis of the highest cumulative academic award bestowed at GA. In total, GA is permitted to admit up to 20 percent of each graduating class into the hallowed ranks of Cum Laude. Following the junior year, GA admits 10 percent of the class, and then in June the faculty admits another 10 percent based on their performance through senior year.
The Cum Laude Society recognizes the members of the graduating class who, throughout their Upper School careers, embody the Society's mission. The Society inducts those students demonstrating a superior academic record in the most rigorous coursework, a deep commitment to integrity and a strong adherence to the GA Honor Code, and a passion for learning both in and out of the classroom.
At the end of the school year, the school will honor all of the Class of 2019 Cum Laude inductees at a special ceremony.