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Sixteen Students and One Faculty Member Inducted Into Cum Laude Society


During Advisory on Wednesday, 16 students and one faculty member were inducted into the Park Tudor chapter of the Cum Laude Society, a national organization for secondary schools that recognizes scholastic achievement and encourages the qualities of excellence, justice and honor. Modeled after the college scholastic fraternity Phi Beta Kappa, the society was founded in May 1906, with the Tudor Hall chapter founded in 1941, followed by the Park School chapter in 1955. There are 376 Cum Laude chapters nationwide; Park Tudor is one of four schools in Indiana with a chapter.

Each spring, Park Tudor faculty who are members of the Cum Laude Society meet to elect the new members of Cum Laude. Membership in the Cum Laude Society is limited by its national bylaws to no more than 20% of the senior class. Juniors may be inducted, but this is limited to those few students who have received only grades of A for all semester grades at Park Tudor through the end of the fall semester of their junior year. Faculty who have been members of the Cum Laude Society at other schools are also invited to join the Park Tudor chapter.

Class of 2021 New Inductees:

Christina Chun

Sara Hartman

Julia Lin

Parisa Mershon

Audrey Pan

Dylan Siscoe

Jade Thomas

Kyle Xu


Class of 2021 Inducted as Juniors:

Ethan Kacena-Merrell

Chelsea Lo

Megan Long

Evan Piper

Jeremy Tian

Caroline Wiegel

Brian Zhu

Class of 2022 New Inductees:

Adelaide Benoit

Lauren Long

Lauren Kittle

Ian Minor

Zach Phelps

Mary Kate Tanselle

Audrey Wang

Vanessa Xiao


Faculty Inductee:

Dr. Tyra Seldon