CUM LAUDE SOCIETy
There can be no greater privilege for a young scholar than to be admitted to the Cum Laude Society. "Cum Laude" translates from Latin as "with honor." The Cum Laude Society, a national academic honor society, is the high school equivalent of the college-level Phi Beta Kappa. Being a member of such an august body epitomizes high scholastic achievement and symbolizes the maturity with which a student has undertaken his studies while at Trinity-Pawling. Competition is stiff and the requirements are demanding. The criteria revolve around academic excellence including factors such as grade point average over the past two years, the number of Advanced Placement courses and results on those AP exams, and SAT scores. In addition to academic excellence, chapters of the Cum Laude society will elect to membership only those students who have demonstrated good character, honor and integrity in all aspects of school life. Lastly, a school can nominate no more than 10% of the senior class to the society. This is truly an acknowledgement of the best and brightest.
This year's inductees to the Cum Laude Society for 2017 received a special lapel pin which distinguish them at Commencement, and they signed the official Cum Laude book where their names join the hundreds of other Trinity-Pawling students from 1951 onward.
Cum Laude 2017:
Summa Cum Laude -- Ryan M. Winn
Magna Cum Laude -- Matthew Gaston Galarza, William Francis Estony, Kenneth C. McDougal
Cum Laude -- Zhou Sun, Yijin Wang, Hitoshi Matsukage, Jeremy Alexander Wilson, Hunter Brennan Olstein
Junior Class Members: Xiangjin Zhang, Junhan Yan, Joseph Henry Webber, Jie Wen, Charles Michael Csaszar
Recent Cum Laude members:
Cum Laude 2016: Summa Cum Laude -- Trung Hoang Le; Magna Cum Laude -- Dogyun Kim, Kyu Yeol Paik; Cum Laude -- Caelahn Christopher Bullen, Tanner Isaiah Baldin, Sean William Solecki, Trevor Peter Dolan, Jakob Dieter Hartzell, Yufei Hao
Cum Laude 2015: Summa Cum Laude -- Woo Hyeuk Chang; Magna Cum Laude -- Connor McNamara, Xiao Hang Mao, Jay Choi, Qiang Bi; Cum Laude -- Eric Radbourne, Ziheng Wang, Wooseok Choi, Byung-Woo Cho, Jun Seok Kim, Ziming Wang.
Cum Laude 2014: Summa Cum Laude -- Woo Hyeuk Chang; Magna Cum Laude -- Luke Murray, Yuanchen Lu, Jieren Li; Cum Laude -- Tin Bao Tran, Arthur Busick, Seung Jun Jang, Nick Yawman, Ryan Monahan, Yang Mi
Cum Laude 2013: Summa Cum Laude -- Phong Quach; Magna Cum Laude -- Frank Fang, Gunho Jung; Cum Laude -- Soon Pil Hong, Andy Xie, Sung Gwan Choi, Gibson Drysdale, Theo Kelly, Chris Murphy.
Cum Laude 2012: Summa Cum Laude - Yu Xu; Magna Cum Laude - Yincheng Wang, Jun Youp Kim, Matthew Bryant Kelly, Zihao Ji; Cum Laude - Si Hun Lee, Itsuki Yashina, Han Myeong Lee, Taylor F. Miller.
Cum Laude 2011: Summa Cum Laude -- Joon Sub Lee; Magna Cum Laude -- Michael MacDonald, Ryan Olstein; Cum Laude -- Adrian Appleman, Jacob Frost, Christopher Breiner, Hung Cheung Lau, Wei Jiang, Daniel Ting.
Cum Laude 2010: Summa Cum Laude -- Seung Jae Oh; Magna Cum Laude -- Bilal Sadiq, Minsuk Song; Cum Laude -- Christopher Colao, Jun Gi Park, Matthew Lessard, Benjamin Ros, Zachary Silva, Joseph Lee.