On April 13, eleven students, five juniors and six seniors, and one faculty member were inducted as members of Arendell Parrott Academy’s Cum Laude Society chapter. The members were selected based on their superior academics and good character.

“Our 2018 inductees are not only academically accomplished,” said APA Headmaster Dr. Bert S. Bright, Jr. “They are also accomplished in the arts, in community service and in athletics.”

The Cum Laude Society, based on Phi Beta Kappa, was founded in 1906 to recognize true scholarship and scholastic achievement among high school students. The Greek Cum Laude motto Areté, Diké and Timé - Excellence, Justice and Honor - is reflected in Arendell Parrott Academy’s own motto – Honor, Initiative and Truth.

The speaker at this year’s induction ceremony was APA alumna Natalie Shammas, a senior at Duke University, who was a Cum Laude inductee herself in the spring of 2013 when Parrott Academy’s Cum Laude chapter began. Parrott’s chapter became a reality following a lengthy application and review process. It is one of only eleven chapters in North Carolina. Being granted a Cum Laude Society chapter is a testament to the quality of a school’s curriculum, students and faculty.

Arendell Parrott Academy’s faculty, staff and trustees congratulate the new Cum Laude Society members.