ARMONK, N.Y. -- Twenty-three seniors were inducted this week into the Byram Hills High School chapter of the Cum Laude Society for their academic achievements.
Principal Chris Borsari congratulated the inductees both for being at the top of a particularly high-achieving class and for pursuing excellence in their other activities, which include theater, sports, science research and music. “Their impact on our school community has been profound,’’ Borsari said.
The inductees are Erica Bank, Sela Berenblum, Rebecca Cawkwell, Kevin Chang, Andrea Cornelius, Sarah Crucilla, Jolie Feldman, Jackson Harrower, Ryan Infante, Marisa Kaplan, Nicole Kim, Miriam Lachs, Stuart Robbins, Dominick Rowan, Chad Schwam, Carly Schwartz, Kohro Shimizu, Lyndsay Siegle, Rebecca Simon, Danielle Skelly, Sarah Tang, Bailey Winston, and Alexander Wurm.
“Stay in the moment and enjoy the ride,” music teacher Marna Weiss advised the students. Weiss said to bring the following qualities along on their journey: resilience, perseverance, integrity, a willingness to learn from failure, patience, passion, and faith in themselves.
Weiss also told the students to find a song that speaks to them that they can sing when they need a boost. If the students needed any help finding a song, they only had to keep listening.
Backed up by student musicians, Weiss then sang “The Climb,” which was made popular by Miley Cyrus. The high school Jazz Choir also performed at the induction ceremony.
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