The Society was founded in 1906 to recognize academic excellence at the secondary school level
The St. Paul’s School chapter of the Cum Laude Society recently elected 20 new members from the Forms of 2021 and 2022.
The Cum Laude Society was founded in 1906 to recognize academic excellence at the secondary school level. The principles endorsed by the Society are well summarized by the three Greek words which constitute its motto: Areté (excellence), Diké (justice), and Timé (honor). The SPS chapter was chartered in 1953, and its members include faculty who were elected to the Society in secondary school or to Phi Beta Kappa in college. Chapter bylaws stipulate that the School may elect to membership no more than five percent of the Fifth Form and no more than 15 percent of the Sixth Form.
The 14 members of the Form of 2021 who received their Cum Laude Society pins include: Jack Anderson, Nick Case, Victoria Chen, Jin Chey, Hannah Deng, Bristol Fales-Hill, Khuan-yu Hall, Brennan Hoppa, Abby Jankowski, Shreya Kavuru, Ellie La Voie, Linda Pang, Akintayo Salu, and Eva Ye.
The chapter also presented pins to six members of the Form of 2022. Those students include: Wade Bednar, Jackie Chen, Ellie Hanson, Nicole Hu, Jenna Malone, and Wendy Sun.
The newest members of the Cum Laude Society join current members Beau Briggs, Garrison Famiglio, Lucia Kim, Caleb Lee, Margaret MacMillan, Margaret Pirozzolo, Anna Solzhenitsyn, and Emily Xin.