RPCS Inducts 15 Students into Cum Laude Society

RPCS Inducts 15 Students into Cum Laude Society
Caroline Blatti, Head of Roland Park Country School, is pleased to announce that 15 students in the senior and junior classes were inducted into the school’s chapter of the Cum Laude Society on May 13, 2020 marking the 57th anniversary of Cum Laude at RPCS. Delivering the Margareta A. Faissler Lecture at the virtual induction on May 13 was Cum Laude member, alumna and RPCS Upper School Arts Department Head and Dance Teacher, Annie Ferebee Short, 2001.
Dr. Abram W. Harris, Director of the Tome School in Port Deposit, Maryland, founded the Cum Laude Society in 1906 to honor scholastic achievement in secondary schools. Since Dr. Harris and his associates believed that chapters should be established only in schools of superior academic quality, the group moved slowly in granting new chapters. In 1963, Roland Park Country School became the first girls’ school in Maryland to establish a chapter of the Cum Laude Society.
The motto of the Society stresses excellence, justice and honor in the broadest sense and students who are elected have demonstrated good character, honor and integrity in all aspects of their school life. In addition to students’ academic achievement, other factors for membership include rigorous academic progress, intellectual curiosity, love of learning and the desire to seek academic challenge.
“Your academic excellence and the honor of induction into Cum Laude which recognizes your achievements also brings with it the responsibility for you to be the voices of inspiration as you continue into your adulthood,” Mrs. Blatti told the inductees. “It is to you that we look for transformational leadership and mentorship. The voice, the leader, the motivator is each one of you who has become a member of The Cum Laude Society.”
The following seniors were inducted into the RPCS chapter of the Cum Laude Society:
  • Kathryn Kerry Cameron
  • Elizabeth Anne Currie
  • Casey Killian Hicks
  • Avery Schaefer Menefee
  • Lucy Marcia Regales
  • Katherine Riley Taylor
  • Lauren Ainsley Waire
  • Alexandra Jamison Wyskiel
  • Zoe Jensen Yarbrough 
The following juniors were inducted:
  • Scarlett Leia Bonner
  • Annie Ho 
  • Camille Olivia Lawson
  • Abigail Lyn Minkin
  • Anabel Mink Saba
  • Grace Maryann Sarkar
These seniors were inducted last year as juniors:
  • Maeve Mullady Corcoran
  • Emilia Bernadette Wielobob Current
  • Keating Luette Drake
  • Madeleine Grace Ennis
  • Abigail Mackenzie Nichols
  • Rebecca Marie Sturtz
  • Hannah Sophia Wang
  • Madeline Morgan Wilson