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2019 CUM LAUDE Induction

Hammond inducted six students into The Herbert B. Barks Chapter of The Cum Laude Society, the most prestigious academic honor society to which a high school student can belong.  Founded over 100 years ago, The Cum Laude Society is modeled on Phi Beta Kappa, and recognizes true scholarship within secondary schools.  The tenets upon which The Cum Laude Society were established can be found in the Latin words, Areté, Diké, Timé … excellence, justice, honor.  These words succinctly describe the Hammond experience from the earliest grades to graduating seniors.  The same can be said for the many alumni who have left Hammond to successfully pursue their chosen profession.
One such alum is Rem Reynolds ’92, founding partner of I&CO, who was this year’s keynote speaker.  Not only did Reynolds share the circuitous path that lead him to his current position, but he impressed upon students the value of reading. He explained that in addition to helping develop intellect, reading leads to innate curiosity, the ability to discern, and with that comes empathy.
The Herbert B. Barks Chapter was the second chapter founded in South Carolina. Congratulations to our 2019 inductees:  Mary Fleming Finlay, Federica Hall, Hannah Hedley, Tobi Ogunfowora, Jo Stephens, and Hannah Wassermann.