Tabor Academy will welcome twenty-eight new student members into its Cum Laude Society ranks at the school’s Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 31. Founded in 1906, the Cum Laude Society is dedicated to honoring scholastic achievement in secondary schools. Modeled after the Phi Beta Kappa of colleges, the society grants a limited number of memberships to schools of superior academic quality. Tabor Academy was granted membership in 1930, and since that time over 1,100 Tabor students have been honored with Cum Laude distinction.
For a student to earn membership in the Tabor Cum Laude chapter, he or she must rank in the top 20% of the graduating class and have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.8 or better by April of the senior year in a rigorous, challenging, and full course of study that includes advanced-level courses in both the junior and senior years. A candidate’s school citizenship and moral character are considered as well.
This year’s Cum Laude seniors from the Tri-Town are as follows:
Matthew Carvalho (Mattapoisett)
Anna Douglas (Marion)
Samuel Gordon (Marion)
Jackson Reydel (Marion)
Grace Ryan (Marion)
Owen Sughrue (Marion)