Spring Honors Society Inductees Announced

Fourteen Collegiate School seniors were inducted into the Cum Laude Society this morning during Upper School Assembly in Oates Theater. They were joined by the 13 students inducted last fall, and on Sunday evening, all of the inductees and their families enjoyed a special dinner in their honor.
The Cum Laude Society recognizes academic excellence and citizenship. In today’s assembly, Collegiate alum Dr. Lauren Siff ‘02, a urogynecologist with VCU Health Obstetrics and Gynecology, who was a Cum Laude member as a student, spoke to students about the five key skills she gained in her 13 years as a Cougar: How to connect, how to communicate, how to compromise, how to challenge yourself and how to create opportunities.

“These five skills are the keys to excellence, and I am so thankful that I learned them at Collegiate,” Dr. Siff said. “I congratulate you on your Cum Laude induction and look forward to seeing your accomplishments in future issues of the Spark.”

Junior Katie Lansing performed a piano piece by Chopin before Upper School science teacher Rebecca Hottman called all of the honorees forward for recognition. The Collegiate Chorus performed America the Beautiful to conclude the ceremony.

The Cum Laude Society spring inductees are:
Emma Ahearn
Bailey Andress
Riley Bowling
Greer Buell
Grant Ewing
Eliza Howard
Maya Jackson
Mohini Johri
Shaan Kapadia
Annie Mahoney
Jackson Watkins
Ann Ross Westermann
Charlie Willard
Slade Woo

The Cum Laude Society fall inductees were:
Matthew Barbieri
Sam Buxbaum
Laura Fairlamb
Eliza Goggins
Libby Johnson
Lucy Johnson
Virginia Kauders
Stephen Laming
Natasha Makarova
Anika Prakash
Jensen Richardson
Sophie Roberts
Emily Smith
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