On Tuesday morning, 13 seniors were inducted into the Cum Laude Society. The organization honors scholastic achievement and recognizes students who demonstrate the society's tenets of areté (excellence), diké (justice) and timé (honor). Seniors inducted in the fall must be in the top tenth of their class and must demonstrate excellent character. Congratulations to our inductees: (back row L to R) Liam Colaluca ’24, Julia Gainar ’24, Maria Flynn ’24, Lucia Martino ’24, Elise Rondini ’24, (front row L to R) TianYing Callam '24, Zoe Wolfe ’24, Samantha Stutler ’24, Rain Wilson ’24, Lilly Russo ’24, Anna Saline ’24 and Julia Morgan ’24. (Not pictured: Lily Prebul ’24)
After students received their Society pins and certificates, they were treated to words of wisdom from Jami Austin '09, Manufacturing Network Footprint Project Manager for The Lubrizol Corporation. In her remarks, Jami spoke about the impact of her Gilmour education, citing three teachers in particular - Mrs. Edmonson, Mr. Klein and Ms. Merkel - for teaching her not just the fundamentals, but so much more. She talked about how she learned the importance of understanding the "why" of a problem, how to develop the "competence to see and the courage to act" and how to embrace diverse thinking, all skills she uses in her role at Lubrizol today, where she strives to uphold the tenets of the Cum Laude Society and Gilmour's mission. Thank you Jami for taking the time to share your reflections with the Cum Laude inductees and their guests!