St. Albans inducted seventeen members of the Class of 2021 into the Cum Laude Society on June 8, 2021. The society recognizes not only superior scholarly achievement, but also the character qualities of areté (excellence), diké (justice), and timé (honor).
At the service, current parent Marc Siegel, an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Science, offered an address about honesty, humility, and humor.
Siegel told the students: "Honesty is not just about being truthful to those around us, but is just as much about being truthful to ourselves. As inductees into the Cum Laude Society you are being recognized for superior academic performance. You are moving on to some of the most prestigious and academically demanding universities in the country. Understandably, it is precisely this academic success that might also make you feel the weight of other people’s expectations as you move onwards in your education and careers. I encourage you to have the self-awareness to remain honest with yourself about where your passions lie and what brings you a sense of fulfillment."
Please join us in congratulating the inductees: Aram Nicholas Akhavan ’21 Yuxi Chen ’21 Ethan Victor Child ’21 William Ross Denton ’21 David Raymond Donoghue ’21 Grayson William Grigorian ’21 Damian Alexander Hackett ’21 Luc Hobson Harbers ’21 William Sassan Howe ’21 Henry Richardson Irwin ’21 Aidan Patrick Meath ’21 Alexander Joseph Misiaszek ’21 Jackson Douglas Namian ’21 William Tuck O’Brien ’21 Samuel Joon Rhee ’21 Lucas James Siegel ’21 Andrew Charles Sonneborn ’21
Located in Washington D.C., St. Albans School is a private, all boys day and boarding school. For more than a century, St. Albans has offered a distinctive educational experience for young men in grades 4 through 12. While our students reach exceptional academic goals and exhibit first-rate athletic and artistic achievements, as an Episcopal school we place equal emphasis upon moral and spiritual education.