First Group of Cum Laude Seniors Announced

Mercersburg Academy announced the first 12 members of its Class of 2019 who have been chosen for induction into the school’s chapter of the Cum Laude Society, which recognizes the highest level of academic achievement within the school.
Mercersburg is one of 382 secondary schools across the country with a Cum Laude Society chapter. Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs Dr. Julia Stojak Maurer ’90 announced the students at a school meeting on October 19.

The group of students chosen for membership in Cum Laude are:

Kamryn Bacchus-Larode ’19 of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Katie Brennan ’19 of Wheaton, Ill.
Alex Dicke ’19 of New Bremen, Ohio
Sophia Divone ’19 of Great Falls, Va.
Jason Fang ’19 of Hong Kong, China
Ben Hedstrom ’19 of Norwell, Mass.
Patrice McGloin ’19 of Washington, D.C.
Johnny Nguyen ’19 of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Teak Romtrairut ’19 of Bangkok, Thailand
Cherie Sio ’19 of Guangdong, China
Quan Tran ’19 of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Aaron Zheng ’19 of Shanghai, China

The second group of Cum Laude inductees from the Class of 2018 will be announced Friday, March 22 —on the day of the school’s annual Cum Laude Convocation.

Cum Laude honorees are elected as seniors by faculty members of Mercersburg’s Cum Laude chapter in recognition of excellence in academic work. The Cum Laude Society, which was founded in 1906, is billed as the secondary-school equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa.
Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 435 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $7 million in financial aid, 26 varsity sports, and a state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center.
Located 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and within easy driving distance of New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.
300 East Seminary Street, Mercersburg, PA 17236
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