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Williston Inducts 12 New Cum Laude Society Members


During Williston Northampton School’s 179th Commencement, celebrated virtually, the Cum Laude Society inducted 12 new members. Language teacher Karen Ram, president of the Williston chapter of the Cum Laude Society, read the names of the 12 students inducted into the honor society in January.

Eric Albanese
Jason Albanese
Brenna Banas
Julia Farnham
Rachel Goodman
William Gunn
Yi-Cheng Ethan Huang
Jiakai Jack Long
Keyu Lu
Nathaniel Markey
Anya Rozario
Zeyu Steven Wang

She then welcomed the new members. They are:

Oscar DeFrancis
Dylan Fulcher-Melendy
Kyle Grabowski
Conrad Kang
Sarah Kimmel
Anna Moran
Luke Po
Abigail Seltzer
Ciara Tapanes
Jonathan Toth
Ying Hsuan Michelle Tu
Kenneth Wang

Ram then addressed the inductees: “Your exemplary record in academics and citizenship has earned for you membership in the Cum Laude Society,” she said. “This society is a fellowship of scholars whose purpose is to recognize excellence in academic work. It is our sincere hope that you will accept the honor of membership as a responsibility to strive for similar excellence in all future endeavors. And, along the way, to contribute to finding solutions to some of the major challenges facing your generation. On behalf of the faculty, I want to thank you for your consistently strong efforts. As you have pursued your goals, you have inspired your classmates and teachers.”

Congratulations to the new inductees!