SSM Chapter of the Cum Laude Society Inducts New Members

February 18, 2021


Last Tuesday, faculty and staff elected eight seniors to membership in the SSM Chapter of the Cum Laude Society, the ceremony and celebration of which took place over Zoom.

Founded in 1906, the Cum Laude Society was created to honor high schoolers’ scholastic achievement; the top members of each senior class are elected annually by the seven faculty and staff members of the society. The SSM Chapter is one of 382 chapters, mostly in the United States, but also in Canada, England, France, Spain, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines.

This winter, the following seniors were inducted for their academic achievement: Abigail Gross, Zaoqianshu (Tina) Gu, Hathaway Heart, Jaeyeon (Kate) Kim, Siyoung Lee, Wenqin (Cindy) Peng, Camryn Rintoul, and Yuchen (Eric) Wei. They will join current members Dung (Dennis) Le, Chris Lee, and Linh Nga Nguyen, who were inducted in the fall of 2020.

Induction into the Cum Laude Society is a tremendous achievement, as it means these students have maintained an honor record throughout their time at SSM. Additionally, the society stipulates that members will be, “students who have demonstrated good character, honor, and integrity in all aspects of their school life.”

The SSM Chapter of the Cum Laude Society will induct a new round of rising seniors at the Upper School Awards Ceremony this spring. Congratulations, seniors, on this wonderful accomplishment! For more about SSM students’ academic success, read about the four seniors who were named National Merit Commended students earlier this year.

Those in attendance on Tuesday applaud the newly elected seniors.