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Cum Laude Society Inducts 22 St. Margaret’s Students

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This year, nine juniors and 13 seniors were inducted into the Cum Laude Society, an international honors organization for which only a small percentage of high school juniors and seniors are qualified. To be eligible, juniors must rank in the top 10 percent of their class, and seniors must rank in the top 20 percent of their class. In addition, each inductee must be approved by the Cum Laude committee, consisting of school faculty and administrators who evaluate whether they strive for perfection in their coursework and set high academic standards among their peers.

In addition, each Cum Laude chapter school has been carefully evaluated for its academic rigor, especially the academic strength of the top 20 percent of the senior class in its college-preparatory curriculum. St. Margaret’s is one of only 370 chapters throughout the world, and the only Cum Laude school in Orange County. St. Margaret’s became a Cum Laude school in 1986. These 22 students are now part of St. Margaret’s longstanding tradition of academic honors.

Headmaster Marcus D. Hurlbut, Chapter President Carol Ann Ingalls and Chapter Secretary Robert Parker inducted these 22 new members into the society in a ceremony in the Chapel on Thursday, April 19.

Grade 12 Inductees:

• Mary Ahearn

• Natalie Barbaresi

• George Clemmons

• Katherine Donahue

• Matthew Duenes

• Jacob Garrett

• Ryan Gooding

• Heather Hughes

• Matthew Miyamoto

• Alena Riggs

• Ellen Roney

• Camille Sheets

• Caroline Walters

Grade 11 Inductees:

• Timon Amirani

• Robert Deng

• David Freed

• Victoria Lee

• Arin Melkonian

• Brandon Price

• Justin Ren

• Emily Venable

• James Yorke

Seven current seniors were inducted into the Cum Laude society in 2011, as juniors:

• Melanie Arnold

• Elizabeth Chen

• Meaghan Hurr

• Ted Ko

• Gabriela Leichnitz

• Saba Saghafi

• Barrett Travis


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