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GA Inducts Class of 2018 Members Into Cum Laude Society

Twenty-five new members were inducted into Germantown Academy's Cum Laude Society chapter during a special ceremony on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 in the Korman Family Pavilion. (SEE PHOTOS)

The group recognizes the members of the graduating class who, throughout their Upper School careers, embody the Society's mission to promote excellence, justice, and honor. 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.

Head of School Rich Schellhas, who also serves as the President of GA's Cum Laude Society chapter, along with GA Cum Laude Secretary and Director of College Counseling Karen Mason were on hand to induct the new members. Upper School Science Teacher Caitlin Kelly was the featured speaker.

"Cum Laude is the most significant academic honor at Germantown Academy," said Mr. Schellhas. "It is the high school version of Phi Beta Kappa and its ranks are filled with some of the most successful and intellectually adventurous people in the United States. Germantown Academy is proud to induct twenty-five members of the Class of 2018 into this prestigious society."

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 of senior year, the faculty admits another 10 percent based on their performance during their final year at GA.

Fall 2017 Inductees

  • Anjalee Bhuyan '18
  • Tyler Dolan '18
  • Miles Hanamirian '18
  • Anna Hennessy '18
  • Sophie Kallenbach '18
  • Caroline Kessell '18
  • Max Korman '18
  • David Li '18
  • Andrew Luo '18
  • Nicole Marion '18
  • Hannah Santos '18
  • Rachel Villari '18
  • Isaac Wilkins '18

Spring 2018 Inductees

  • Colleen Carrigan '18
  • Sarah Lindgren '18
  • Asya-Shane Milton '18
  • David Nadwodny '18
  • Vincent Paik '18
  • Andrew Piszek '18
  • Madison Press '18
  • Matthew Rojas '18
  • Andrew Sandifer '18
  • Juliana Sarisky '18
  • Shreya Shah '18
  • Elizabeth Westcott '18