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Ten percent of Columbia College seniors will become members of Phi Beta Kappa.

On Friday, Columbia College announced the 24 seniors who will be inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in January.

Widely regarded as one of the most distinguished academic honor societies for undergraduates, Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1777 to promote excellence in scholarship within the liberal arts and sciences.

In total, 10 percent of Columbia College seniors will become members of Phi Beta Kappa. The top two percent of the graduating class, known as Junior Phi Beta Kappa, is announced in the fall, while the final eight percent is announced in the spring. Selections are based on academic performance and faculty recommendations.

The following students are the Junior Phi Beta Kappa members for the Class of 2018:

Andrew Arditi

Michael Argenziano

Hannah Bender

China Braekman

Caroline Chen

Theo Coyne

Edward Crouse

Isaiah Feldman-Schwartz

Brianne Felsher

Samantha Goldberg

Adil Hussain

Taronish Irani

Sanchit Jain

Dorothy Janick

Guillermo Carranza Jordan

Nathan Katkin

Craig Nielsen

Daniel Reuter

Simona Sarafinovska

Jill Shah

Abigail Sharkey

Rachel Sommers

Caroline Yang

Jenny Yoo

rahil.kamath@columbiaspectator.com | @ColumbiaSpec

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