Eight Students and Dr. Sweeney Elected to Foxcroft Chapter of Cum Laude

Class of 2024 members Eva C., Sarah F., Emmy Q., and Isabella W. were elected to the Foxcroft Chapter of the Cum Laude Society (modeled on the collegiate Phi Beta Kappa), announced Society President Dr. Meghen Tuttle this week. In addition, Sara W., Flora W., Eunice W., and Hailey Y. received the impressive distinction of being selected during their junior year. STEM teacher Dr. James Sweeney was also elected to the Society to honor his dedication to the scholarship, teaching, and love of learning fundamental to the ideals of the Society.
Seniors Grace P. and Elizabeth V. were inducted last year as juniors. They, together with current faculty members of the Chapter (Head of School Cathy McGehee, Assistant Head of School Dr. Tanya Hyatt, Athletic Director Michelle Woodruff, Director of The Innovation Lab and History Department Chair Alex Northrup, and Dr. Tuttle) will officially welcome the new members into the Society during the Cum Laude induction ceremony held at Foxcroft’s annual Awards Assembly in May.
The presence of a Cum Laude chapter at a secondary school indicates a commitment to outstanding scholarly 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, with the vast majority located at independent schools in the United States. Foxcroft’s Chapter was established in 1958.
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