Category Archives: Cum Laude

11 Inducted into Cum Laude Society

During a ceremony in Williston Northampton School’s Phillips Stevens Chapel on Friday, January 5, 11 seniors were inducted into the Cum Laude Society. The society, modeled after Phi Beta Kappa, recognizes academic achievement by students in secondary schools for the purpose of promoting excellence (Areté), justice (Diké), and honor (Timé).

Inductees are:

  • Caroline Channell
  • Anabelle Farnham
  • Madison Fulcher-Melendy
  • Anna Harvey
  • Emma Lehrer
  • Sabrina Liew
  • Sara Renkert
  • Sophia Schaefer
  • Ana Weed
  • Hanzhang Zhao
  • Wangchen Zhou

Congratulations to these scholars! Here’s a link to the Flickr photo album. Video of the entire event is here. Video of Dr. Holmes speech is here and text is here. To read remarks by Head of School Robert W. Hill III, please click here.

Three Faculty Members Inducted into Cum Laude Society

Cum Laude inductees Beatrice Cody, Thomas Johnson, and Sarah Sawyer
Cum Laude inductees Beatrice Cody, Thomas Johnson, and Sarah Sawyer

Three faculty members were inducted into the Cum Laude Society during a recent ceremony at Williston. They are Beatrice Cody, head of the Language Department; Thomas Johnson, history and global studies teacher; and Sarah Sawyer, head of the English Department.

Dean of Faculty Peter Valine welcomed the three into the society and gave the following speech: “The Cum Laude Society is a fellowship of scholars whose purpose is to recognize excellence in academic work. We appreciate and applaud your efforts in inspiring students and striving for excellence in the craft of teaching. For your contributions to scholarship and learning in our community the Cum Laude Committee has selected you for induction into the Williston Northampton Chapter of the Cum Laude Society. As members of this society we look forward to your support of both students and peers in their quests for growth and knowledge.”