In a warm but dignified ceremony on Tuesday evening, Feb. 26, a dozen outstanding seniors were inducted into the Cum Laude Society at Kingswood Oxford School.
The Cum Laude Society is a national honor society for independent schools. To qualify, students must be in the top 20% of their class by the end of the first semester of senior year and must have demonstrated good citizenship.
Founded in 1906, the Cum Laude Society is dedicated to honoring academic achievement in secondary schools by promoting the ideals of excellence, justice, and honor. Modeled after Phi Beta Kappa, the Cum Laude Society comprises 382 chapters in the U.S., Canada, England, France, Spain, Puerto Rico and the Philippines.
"We are so pleased to honor these students who are committed to doing an outstanding job in all their classes, in addition to the many other activities that make their lives so full,” said Ann Serow, Ph.D., the chair of KO’s history department and the president of KO’s Cum Laude Society. “The Cum Laude students are very bright and very motivated; they have wonderful futures ahead of them."
The newest members of KO’s chapter of the Cum Laude Society are:
- Shane Carroll, son of Timothy and Marianne Carroll of North Windham
- Lauren Goldman, daughter of Julie and Ethan Goldman of West Hartford
- Brooke Goldsmith, daughter of Laurie and Bruce Goldsmith of West Hartford
- Samuel Hammer, son of Joe and Debra Hammer of Wethersfield
- Caley Henderson, daughter of Michael and Ann Walsh Henderson of West Hartford
- Spencer Murray, son of Elizabeth Praven of Burlington and Walter Murray of New Britain
- Joseph Rogus, son of Joe and Mei Rogus of Southington
- Andrew Sikora, son of Sue and Joe Sikora of Southington
- Mark Toubman, son of Susan and Gary Toubman of Newington
- Jacob Waskowitz, son of Meghan and Bob Waskowitz of Avon
- G. Austin Williams, son of Steven and Amy Williams of Wethersfield
- Brenda Winn, daughter of Kevin and Marcia Winn of Newington
Academic excellence has been a cornerstone of a Kingswood Oxford education for more than 100 years; for information about enrollment, contact the Admissions Office at email@example.com.