On Tuesday evening, May 8, eight current St. Markers were installed as new members of the Cum Laude Society.
Membership in the Cum Laude Society is granted to students who have consistently shown academic promise by vote of the faculty who are members of the St. Mark's Cum Laude Society. The St. Mark's Cum Laude Society is made up of faculty members who were Cum Laude at their high school, Phi Beta Kappa at their college, or elected by the Cum Laude Committee.
At the Tuesday night event, held in the Putnam Family Art Center's Class of 1945 Hall, new Cum Laude Society member Mo Liu performed Chopin's Fantasie Impromptu (Op. 66). St. Mark's Senior Teacher Rick Umiker, President of the St. Mark's Chapter of the Cum Laude Society, made welcoming remarks. Veteran faculty member Lee Wells, teacher of German and Secretary of the St. Mark's Chapter, was the featured speaker.
Current members of the St. Mark's Cum Laude Chapter are Lauren Ames (Science & Athletics), Jacob Backon (Math & Science), Yue Cao (Math), Margaret Caron (English), Jeanna Cook (Classics), Caleb Corliss (Science), Marion Donovan (Librarian), Colleen Finnerty (French and History), Peter Glomset (English), Christopher Kent (English and Theater Arts), Lindsey Lohwater (Science), Sarah McCann (English), Katharine Millett (History), Barbara Putnam (Art), Richard Umiker (Math), Channing Warner (Admission), John Warren (Head of School), and Lee Wells (German).