19 students inducted into Cum Laude chapter
April 17, 2012
Jeffrey Manns ’94 was the featured speaker for School’s 82nd Cum Laude Society induction ceremony on April 9. Nineteen Haverford School students were inducted into the Society, along with two faculty members.
New inductees are seniors Dave Harris, Sam Henderson, Kevin Zipf, Jonathan Smith, Chris DiBello, Andrew Han, Jake Elkin, Andrew Helber, and Brendan Purcell; and juniors Wick Egan, Grayson Sessa, Scott Jaster, Josh Collins, Alex Dubow, Amar Patel, Trevor Atkins, James Shecter, Drew Field, and Erich Prince, along with Upper School biology/physics teacher Carol O’Brien and Upper School Spanish teacher Andrew Poolman.
The Cum Laude Society, the School’s highest honor, is modeled on the college Phi Beta Kappa Society and honors academic excellence in secondary schools, selecting student members in their junior and senior years.
To be elected to Cum Laude recognizes not only sustained superior academic achievement, but also demonstration of good character, honor, and integrity in all aspects of school life.
Faculty members are inducted on the basis of their proven commitment to excellence in the classroom, and/or by virtue of previous membership at the secondary school level in either Cum Laude or the National Honor Society, or as a member of Phi Beta Kappa at the collegiate level.