At the recent Honor Roll and Cum Laude dinner, during which more than 170 students were recognized for having made the honor roll last semester, Head of School Bob Izzo noted Hamden Hall as being in the one percentile of high schools throughout the nation who are members of the prestigious Cum Laude Society.
Mr. Izzo stated that only 380 high schools are members of the Cum Laude Society (CLS) from among the approximately 26,000 public high schools and 10,000 private schools in the United States. That figure represents just about 1 percent of all high schools, and Hamden Hall is among that elite grouping.
Eight seniors were inducted into the CLS during the dinner: Autumn Boyce, Fanling “Vania” Ding, Allison Fischman, Vasilios Gioulos, Akash Jyothish, Anni Kang, Madeleine Malin, and Kirsten Mettler.
“During their high school years, these students have achieved success by earning high grades in the most difficult and demanding classes at Hamden Hall, earning recognition from the College Board or the National Merit Scholarship Program, and generally delivering in every aspect of student life at Hamden Hall,” said Mr. Izzo.
Founded in 1906, the Cum Laude Society is dedicated to honoring scholastic achievement in secondary schools, according to the organization’s website. Mr. Izzo stated that being an engaged, self-disciplined learner is a much more interesting and rewarding way to experience high school.
“This sustained pursuit of excellence over the entire course of their high school years qualifies them for consideration into Hamden Hall’s Cum Laude Society,” he said.
Prior to the Honor Roll and Cum Laude dinner, eight seniors were also presented with certificates from the National Merit Scholarship Program: Ainsley Baker, Autumn Boyce, Vasilios Gioulos, Akash Jyothish, Madeleine Malin, Kirsten Mettler, Darian Simerson, and Aya Wazaz.
“We are so proud of all of our students who have earned various academic recognition – from the Honor Roll to our AP scholars who were recently recognized by the College Board,” said Mr. Izzo. “The academic accomplishments of our students is truly noteworthy.”Click here to view a complete list of those students who have been recognized as Honor Roll students for the last semester of the 2017-2018 school year.