Cum laude: with or without praise

It’s a sunny spring day in March and girls have returned to school rejuvenated from spring break, only to stumble into what seems like a typical All-School Meeting but is actually the one where pride is crushed under embarrassment and dreams may or may not be shattered: the cum laude assembly.

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Beyond the walls of Caswell Hall

Although Marlborough changed how cum laude students were honored this year in response to the discomfort caused by public recognition, other independent schools continue to recognize cum laude students in all-school assemblies.