The Fourth Estate
New Members Inducted into Cum Laude SocietyMonday, May 23, 2011 By Jordan Shannon
Eight students were inducted into the Cum Laude Society on Apr. 28. The newest members of this prestigious organization were honored in a special assembly. The Cum Laude Society membership is considered the highest scholastic recognition at independent schools nationwide, and Laguna Blanca School is one of only thirty schools in the state of CA authorized to admit new members. At the ceremony, Headmaster Mr. Paul Slocombe shared the history and significance of Cum Laude and introduced LBS faculty members who are in Cum Laude. Alumni and keynote speaker Dr. Jason Eldred ‘95 reflected on his time at Laguna Blanca. “The most fundamental thing about my Laguna experience was that I was made to feel important...I was an individual that mattered: to my friends, to my teachers, and to the administrators.” The newly inducted members include: Lauren Alef, Alex Greer, Cameron Platt, Justin Shand. Kelly Furukawa, Conor Lynch, Abby Reutzel, and Celene Silva. Mr. Slocombe and College Counselor Karl Revells concluded by presenting the new inductees with pins and certificates.