Karlo Young '97 Addresses Cum Laude Inductees
Karlo Young '97 Addresses Cum Laude Inductees

In ceremonies held April 10, keynote speaker Karlo Young '97 encouraged the 2017 Cum Laude Society inductees to never underestimate their individual power to change the world.

"You have to have this core belief inside of you that you have the ability to change and shift the paradigm on how the world will see you, how the world will react when they see your presence coming," he said. He advised the boys to create partnerships, build extraordinary relationships through ordinary interactions, and take care of each other, their families, and strangers. Watch his address here.

The member of the Cum Laude Society are:

Class of 2017

  • Davis Haydn Booth*
  • Michael Cheng
  • Kang Wook Chung*
  • Douglas Julian Cooper
  • Victor William Helme de Havenon*
  • Andrew Hayes Eller*
  • James Clayton Hebert*
  • James Andres Hemker*
  • Austin Wallace Hudson
  • Adrian Chung-Hei Lee*
  • Matthew Albert Lee
  • Bradley Adam Levin*
  • Charles Nelson Mather
  • Lawrence Ashton Menefee IV
  • Jason Paradies Moscow*
  • Nathaniel Patrick Shaw
  • Michael Cousins Shea
  • Samuel Reed Sobkov
  • Alexander Michael Soong*
  • Matthew Gordon Tomaselli*
  • William Sharp Washburn
  • Jordan Daniel Yaffe*

* Elected in 2016

Class of 2018

  • Nicholas Jeffrey Auen
  • James Piper Bond, Jr.
  • Barrett Thomas Crawford
  • Bowen Jiang
  • Mekhi Onaje Johnson
  • Michael Bradford Johnson
  • Anh Sy Le
  • Matthew Ziwen Mu
  • Aayush Pokharel
  • Sami Raza
  • William Denton Rende
  • Kevin Shuai Zhang


The Cum Laude Society, modeled on Phi Beta Kappa, promotes academic excellence. The Society's motto is Areté (excellence in scholarship and moral virtue), Diké (justice), and Timé (dignity and honor).

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