On Tuesday, April 21, in a special afternoon ceremony held in All Saints Chapel, The Episcopal School of Dallas inducted 20 members of the Class of 2015 into the academically-elite Cum Laude Society. New members include: Jonathan Barr, Joseph Cheniae, Tate Curington, Kendall DeSantis, Alexander Eggers, Winston Guillory, Rachel Hersh, Emma Jenevein, Caroline Jones, Connie Lee, Rainey Lynch, Natalie Monger, Charlotte Neuhoff, Claire North, Christina Radford, Joseph Rooney, Charlotte Scott, Sabrina Scott, Victoria Siu, and Sophie Wilson.
Before students were recognized, Colleen Walker, the Eugene McDermott Chief Executive Office of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science spoke to students about being “imperfectly perfect” and living a life that “embraces perfection, play, rest, curiosity, grit, and gratitude.” Awards were presented by Head of School Meredyth Cole and the Head of Upper School, Dr. Donna Hull.
Sponsored by the Phi Beta Kappa members of ESD’s faculty and staff, the organization recognizes students who have achieved superior academic achievement and promote excellence (Areté), justice (Diké), and honor (Timé). ESD’s faculty and staff sponsors include Martha Bowden, Dr. Eric Boberg, Dr. Angela Fritsen, Dr. Cara Holmes, Dr. Donna Hull, Peter Lutken, and Sharon Stout.
Founded in 1906, the organization today includes approximately 382 chapters from independent and public schools in the United States, Canada, England, France, Spain, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines; 13 of the selected schools are in Texas. More information about can be found at www.cumlaudesociety.org.