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2018 National Honor Society and Cum Laude Society Induction Ceremony

Sarah O'Neill
On Friday, May 4th, members of the junior and senior classes were inducted into the Tilton School chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS). During a ceremony held in Fred Andrew Smart Chapel, May 2017 inductees introduced the newly appointed members. Three students were also inducted into the Cum Laude Society.
Tilton School maintains an active chapter of the National Honor Society, overseen by Tilton NHS chapter advisor Julie Caldwell. The purpose of this organization, which was founded in 1921, is to recognize the accomplishments of secondary school students in the areas of academic achievement, leadership, service and character development. Juniors and seniors who have been in attendance at Tilton School for at least a full year and who have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 (B+) while at the school are eligible for selection to the society.

Founded in 1906, the Cum Laude Society is a highly selective academic honor society. Schools select only a small number of new members every year. In addition to an extensive academic selection criterion, candidates should also demonstrate excellence in all aspects of their daily lives and relationships and should reflect a sense of dignity in times of struggle as well as in times of success.

The evening's keynote speaker was Ian Hill ‘13. While at Tilton, Hill was president of the 2014 class, ran cross country, served as an information Technology Ambassado and was chosen as one of two male high school seniors to represent New Hampshire at the 2012 Boys Nation in Washington D.C. He was also president of Ian’s Wicked Donuts, a business his family started in 2007, learning the ins-and-outs of entrepreneurship  at an early age. After high school graduation he attended Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. In his professional life, Hill has held internships at elite companies IBM, Google and Quorum. In his keynote address, Hill gave a compelling speech about the knowledge he gained through his Tilton experience, and what he believes are the keys to success in life.

Congratulations to the Fall 2017 and May 2018 Tilton National Honor Society Inductees!

Fall 2017
  • Sophie K. Burgess-Dunn ‘18 from Canterbury, NH
  • Qiuao “Charles” Gu ‘18 from Shanghai, China
  • Gerard A. Marretta ‘18 from Monroe Township, NJ
  • Isabel M. Moffroid ‘18 from Warren, VT
  • Ethan H. Ross ‘18 from Solon, OH
  • Lovisa M.C. Wener ‘18 from Taby, Sweden
  • Zelun Zhuang ‘18 from Shanghai, China
  • Ryan A. Flynn ‘18 from Hollis, NH *Cum Laude Society Honors*
  • Sihun “Samuel” Han ‘18 from Yeonsu-gu, Korea
  • Owen T. McCuin ‘18 from Hinesburg, VT
  • Christopher D. Robinson ‘18 from Weston, FL
  • Madison A. Vanderpool ‘18 from Concord, NH
  • Chuxiong “Eric” Zhou ‘19 from Shanghai, China *Cum Laude Society Honors*
May 2018
  • Eric B. Beckett ‘19 from Ajax, Ontario - Canada
  • Mingqui “Regina” Ma ‘19 from Changzhou, China
  • Zoey E. Nash-Boucher ‘19 from Gilford, NH
  • Olivia J. Patterson ‘19 from Concord, NH
  • Meiwen “Mabel” Shao ‘19 from Shenzhen, China
  • Anika R. Tullos ‘19 from Lakeville, MA
  • Ashlyn N. Brown ‘19 from Raymond, NH
  • Blaine E. Manning ‘19 from Tilton, NH
  • Kimberly D. Parker ‘19 from Ras Tanura, Saudia Arabia
  • Sarah E. Schartner ‘19 from Plymouth, NH
  • Xianzhi “Elisa” Sun ‘19 from Nanjing, China
  • Chenyu “Queena” Yuan ‘19 from Shanghai, China
May 2017 Inductees - Cum Laude Society Honors
  • Jacob R. Losardo ‘18 from Harrisville, RI
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