On Thursday, June 3, 2021, 35 members of the Class of 2021 were inducted into the Germantown Academy chapter of the Science National Honor Society in a special ceremony on Connor Quad.
The newest inductees are Dillon Agrawal '21, Rebecca Booth '21, Colin Brereton '21, Matthew Cho '21, Kevin Cui '21, Thomas DiChiara '21, Robert DiDonato '21, Jade Dohner '21, Sarah Fineman '21, Adam Georgopoulos '21, Griffin Henze '21, Harry Hou '21, Perry Irons '21, Anthony Kostacos '21, Gregory Kraynak '21, Esme Leach '21, Bredt Leon '21, Rishi Mandapaka '21, Collin McDonald '21, Mae Nagel '21, Patrick O'Hara '21, Kolby Palmer '21, Joseph Petko '21, Nathan Philip '21, Dennison Qu '21, Ryan Quinn '21, Sarah Rojas '21, Jenna Rothenstein '21, Ryan Ruane '21, Emma Schneck '21, Devin Smith '21, Nathaniel Swanson '21, Emily Wang '21, Justin Weiss '21, and Eileen Zhang '21. (SEE PHOTOS)
To be inducted into the Science National Honor Society, candidates must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and have maintained a B+ or better across all honors level and AP science courses. Students are also expected to enroll in an honors level or AP science level course in both their junior and senior years at GA. During their senior year, candidates are required to participate in two or more service opportunities that embrace the concept of sharing knowledge and interest in science with the broader community. Acceptable service options include: Judging the Eighth Grade Science Research Fair, tutoring in the Science Center once a rotation, working with PreK and Kindergarten students as a member of Kids Teaching Kids (KTK) for the year, volunteering as a Green Ambassador, assisting in Lower school science classes, or another science-centered volunteer opportunity that is approved by the chapter advisor.
“The students inducted into our honor society this year are some of the brightest and most capable students of science at Germantown Academy,” said Upper School Science Department Head Jamie Anderson. “Even in the face of a global pandemic they have performed at the highest level in our most advanced science courses. We feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to teach and know each of them, and we look forward to learning of their accomplishments as they move forward in their academic and professional careers.”