Eleven students and one faculty member at Parrott Academy received Cum Laude Society pins during a recent induction ceremony. Founded in 1906, the Cum Laude Society is a scholastic honorary organization modeled on Phi Beta Kappa but designed for high school students. It now has 382 chapters. Parrots Academy in Kinston is one of 11 Cum Laude schools in the state and the only school in eastern North Carolina to have a chapter. Among five senior members who spoke at the induction ceremony were two students from Goldsboro. Brianne Cregan discussed the objectives of Cum Laude, “to promote learning and sound scholarship” and Sam Okonkwo, who explained the Greek motto Arete, Dike, Time, which means excellence, justice, and honor. Pictured, Cregan, left, and Okonkwo, right, pin new inductee Blythe Brantley, also from Wayne County.