As reported in January, TASIS has become the first school in Switzerland to establish a Cum Laude Society chapter. Founded in 1906, the Cum Laude Society aims to promote learning and sound scholarship in secondary schools while recognizing exceptional scholastic achievement.
At a special assembly on the morning of May 23, High School Academic Dean Mark Abisi announced the six seniors and three juniors who have been inducted to the inaugural TASIS chapter. Congratulations to outstanding scholars Charlotte Colombo ’18, Hannah Gage ’17, Kirill Krupenin ’17, Aida Loggiodice ’17, Niccolo McConnell ’17, Adam Novak ’17, Bryan Soh ’18, Laura Vecoli ’17, and Shu Ye ’18.
Dr. Abisi sent forth this year’s inductees with the following charge: “The distinguished record you have made at TASIS has won for you membership in the Cum Laude Society. This Society is a fellowship of scholars whose purpose is to recognize excellence in academic work. As you pursue your education, it is our hope that you will accept the honor of membership in this Society as a responsibility to make a contribution to the ongoing search for greater understanding of humanity and society.”
Unlike the National Honor Society, which primarily works with public high schools in North America and strongly considers a student’s leadership, service, and character, the Cum Laude Society places its greatest emphasis on a student’s scholarly contributions to his or her school. Only the top decile (based on GPA and strength of schedule) of each graduating class at TASIS is considered eligible for membership. The rising seniors will serve as chapter members for all of their final year at TASIS, with additional spots opening up for some of their classmates early in 2018.