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Ten Seniors Nominated to Phi Beta Kappa

Story posted March 03, 2010

The members of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of Maine, have nominated 10 students for membership in PBK.

These students join eleven other seniors who were nominated for membership last October.


These latest nominations are in recognition of the students' outstanding academic records at Bowdoin and any other college or university where they may have studied through the first semester of their senior years. The nominees are:

Zoe Antoinette Eddy
Sally Topping Hudson
Claire Sylvie Leblanc
Sarah Palmer Luppino
Yong Mei
Sarah Austen Richards
Tana Mara Scott
Bryce Adam Spalding
Charles Holton Warren
Samantha Danielle Waxman

The following students were nominated in October 2009 on the basis of their academic records through their junior years:

Chaiyaboot Ariyachet
Maxime Jasmine Billick
Tanya Farber
Raya Zahava Gabry
Allison Faye Gunther
William Wright Hameline
Emily Louise Norton
Rachael Marie Norton
Alexandra Lane Reed
Hanna Kay Scheidt
Rebecca Rose Schouvieller

The Phi Beta Kappa Society, the national honorary fraternity for the recognition and promotion of scholarship, was founded at the College of William and Mary in 1776. The Bowdoin chapter (Alpha of Maine), the sixth in order of establishment, was founded in 1825.

Election is based primarily on scholarly achievement, and consideration is given to the student's entire college record. The total number of students selected each year does not normally exceed ten percent of the number graduating in May.

Students elected to Phi Beta Kappa are expected to be persons of integrity and good moral character, and must have completed at least 24 semester courses of college work (including 16 courses at Bowdoin).

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