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GA Inducts Class of 2022 Members Into Cum Laude Society

Twenty-seven new members of the Class of 2022 were inducted into Germantown Academy's Cum Laude Society chapter during a special ceremony on Monday, June 6, 2022 in the Honickman Auditorium. (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 1760, 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 English Teacher and Head of Roberts House Michael Torrey 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. GA is incredibly proud of the following inductees from the Class of 2022."


  • Fore Abinusawa '22
  • Clara Alger '22
  • Atharv Awasthi '22
  • Blythe Berlinger '22
  • Sangeetha Bhuyan '22
  • Jack Galloway '22
  • Alexis Goodridge '22
  • Jake Hsu '22
  • Emily Luo '22
  • Christine Meng '22
  • Henry Morrissey '22
  • Riya Palkar '22
  • Alaina Steck '22
  • Casey Traina '22


  • Alexander Badami '22
  • Caitlin Boland '22
  • Jeffrey Cheng '22
  • Preet Dudhat '22
  • Sofia Eichsteadt '22
  • Ryan Gelman '22
  • Grace Good '22
  • Hassan Ayub '22
  • Candice Medina '22
  • Jenna Nolan '22
  • Brett Rabbiner '22
  • Seth Roth '22
  • Patrick Tronoski '22

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.