Nine Students Elected to Foxcroft School Chapter of Cum Laude
Five seniors and four juniors have been elected to the Foxcroft School Chapter of the Cum Laude Society, President Matthew Mohler announced recently. They join four members of the Senior Class who were named to the national high school scholastic honor society a year ago.
Seniors Haley B., Lily F., Chloe G., Anne K., and Jenna T. were elected to Cum Laude, which is modeled on the collegiate Phi Beta Kappa. In addition, Kenzie G., Nell N., Tam L., and Maya Y. were accorded the special distinction of being selected during their junior year.
Current seniors who were inducted last year include Grace M., Kayla L., Grace C., and Sylvia Y. Together with the six faculty members of the chapter, they will officially welcome the new members into the Society at the Cum Laude induction ceremony held during Foxcroft’s annual Awards Assembly in May.
Those faculty members are Head of School Cathy McGehee, Assistant Head of School for Academics Courtney Ulmer, Athletic Director Michelle Woodruff, Director of Educational Technology and History Department Chair Alex Northrup, STEM teacher Lindsey Bowser, and Mohler.
The presence of a Cum Laude chapter at a secondary school is an indication of commitment to outstanding scholastic achievement. Students selected for induction must have superior academic records, as reflected in their course load, grade point average, and other factors. They must also demonstrate a serious interest in the pursuit of knowledge and academic integrity. National guidelines limit membership to 20 percent of a senior class; up to half of those students are eligible to be elected in the junior year.
The Cum Laude Society was founded in 1906 and has grown to include 382 chapters, the vast majority of which are located at independent schools in the United States. Foxcroft’s chapter was established in 1958.
An all-girls boarding and day school in Northern Virginia, Foxcroft prepares young women in grades 9-12 for success in college and in life. Our outstanding academic program offers challenging courses, including Advanced Placement classes and an innovative STEM program. Our premiere equestrian program is nationally recognized, and our athletic teams have won conference and state championships. Experience the best in girls' boarding schools: visit Foxcroft.