Cum Laude Society Inductions
Horace Greeley High School’s official motto is The Lifelong Joy of Learning. Greeley students are inspired and empowered as they consistently engage in learning experiences that nurture critical thinking and collaborative problem-solving. As a result of this hard work during their time at HGHS, many students are recognized for their amazing accomplishments!
At a ceremony on October 25th, 166 Horace Greeley High School seniors were inducted into the Cum Laude Society, which is an academic recognition program for members of the Senior class based on a set GPA as follows:
Cum Laude 3.8 and higher GPA
Magna Cum Laude 3.9 and higher GPA
Summa Cum Laude 4.0 and higher GPA
Cum Laude honors are awarded early in the senior year after the completion of six semesters. Any student with a transcript of all 4.0s is awarded the distinction of Valedictory Honors. Students must be enrolled in Greeley for four or more complete semesters to be eligible for Cum Laude and valedictory honors.
Under the direction of Kathleen Feldman, a pre-recording of Verdi’s String Quartet in E minor, 1st movement performed by The Greeley String Quartet played as honorees and guests took their seats, and Patrick McAuliffe, School Psychologist, delivered this year’s Faculty Address.
Dr. McAuliffe shared lessons from the psychology of happiness with those in attendance. “Closer relationships have a powerful impact on longevity,” he said, encouraging students to build positive relationships, make new connections, and persevere through life’s ups and downs. He then referenced the work of Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert, reminding students that happiness is a choice, and to “please surround yourself with happy people, and make sure your life is filled with fun.”
*Summa Cum Laude
^Magna Cum Laude
(names in bold are Valedictory Honorees)
Nhat Anh Dang*
Claudia Fonseca Gonzalez*
Kevin Villeda DeLeon