16 tri-town students to graduate from Tabor on June 1

May 28, 2018

On June 1, Tabor Academy will celebrate the achievements of 141 graduating seniors, each on their way to college in the United States or abroad.

The class includes 21 international students hailing from seven countries, while 28 are from the South Coast area.

A feature of Tabor’s graduation is the recognition and induction of new members into the school’s Cum Laude Society. This year, 28 students from around the world will join this prestigious academic society.

Founded in 1906, the Cum Laude Society is dedicated to honoring scholastic achievement in secondary schools. Modeled after the Phi Beta Kappa of colleges, the society grants a limited number of memberships to schools of superior academic quality.

For a student to earn membership in the Tabor Cum Laude chapter, he or she must have achieved a minimum cumulative average of 90 or above by April of the senior year in a rigorous, challenging, and full course of study that includes advanced-level courses in both the junior and senior years. A candidate's school citizenship and moral character are considered as well.

The graduates will hear from their student leaders, as well as Story Musgrave, a NASA astronaut for over 30 years, who is the school's commencement speaker. A member of the space shuttle Challenger’s first flight, Musgrave performed the first spacewalk and was the lead spacewalker on the Hubble Telescope repair mission. Between his six space flights, he was the communicator in mission control for 25 missions.

Tabor Commencement will be held under the Great Tent on the Tabor waterfront at 10 a.m.  on June 1.

Tri-town graduates are as follows: Oliver C. Bride, Anastasia S. Chase*, Mari S. Daly, Tucker A. Hrasky, Harrison Judd *, Madeline A. Kistler*, John C. McCain, John S. Murray, Julia N. Pardo and Hannah O. Strom* of Marion;  Arthur C. Cayer, Riley A. Knight, Madison R. LaCasse* and Dennis R. LaRock of Mattapoisett; Daniel H. Bailey and Georgia C. West of Rochester.

*indicates Cum Laude Society Inductee