Seniors Julia A. Bulova, Yijia Chen, Emma Parker Francis, Tim Ganger, Griffin Torchia Gordon, Jonathan Hansen-Kemp, Brenda Theresa Hayes, Lynne Irvin, Sophia Lebiere, Jivak Harbans Nischal, Emily K. Pollock, and Hefei Tu were inducted into the Cum Laude Society on April 6, 2018. To be eligible for membership in the Cum Laude Society, students must be in the top 20% of their class academically and exhibit commendable character.
The WT community celebrated the inductees in an Upper School community-wide ceremony featuring remarks from Head of School Gary Niels, Director of College Counseling Pam Pratt-Galik, and the inductee-selected keynote speaker, History Department Chair Dr. Michael Naragon.
"For our 12 inductees it is no small achievement to be identified as having grades that place you at the very top of your class in a school that is among the best in the nation," said Head of School Gary J. Niels, who in his opening remarks, reflected on the rigor of a WT education and the twelve inductees' achievements and contributions to WT. "Perhaps most importantly you've been an inspiration by how you've strived and overcome challenges," he said to them. "You are good people who hold your values in high regard."
Congratulations to all!
The Cum Laude Society was founded in 1906 and is dedicated to honoring scholastic achievement in secondary schools.