Baylor's Seventy-Sixth Round Table Chosen

Thursday, August 17, 2017
Seated, from left, Gabrielle Poteet, Emily Culp, Eleanor Lee, Hayley Harwood, Maiya Workman, and Rose Dallimore.  Standing, from left, Vera Jin, Eric Wu, Mandy Huang, Baylor Pillow, Matthew Davis, Isabelle Drayer, Teddy Lepcio, Sophie Shea, Andrew Butt, Hannah Berke, and Clay Thames. Not pictured is Mary Blair Horner.
Seated, from left, Gabrielle Poteet, Emily Culp, Eleanor Lee, Hayley Harwood, Maiya Workman, and Rose Dallimore. Standing, from left, Vera Jin, Eric Wu, Mandy Huang, Baylor Pillow, Matthew Davis, Isabelle Drayer, Teddy Lepcio, Sophie Shea, Andrew Butt, Hannah Berke, and Clay Thames. Not pictured is Mary Blair Horner.

Eighteen Baylor seniors have been selected for the school's 76th Round Table. Founded in 1942, the prestigious literary discussion group emphasizes independent thought and lively debate.

Selection to Round Table is among Baylor's highest honors. 

Round Table members for 2017-18 are Gabrielle Poteet, Emily Culp, Eleanor Lee, Hayley Harwood, Maiya Workman, Rose Dallimore (president), Vera Jin, Eric Wu, Mandy Huang, Baylor Pillow, Matthew Davis (secretary), Isabelle Drayer (vice-president), Teddy Lepcio, Sophie Shea, Andrew Butt, Hannah Berke, Clay Thames and Mary Blair Horner. 

English instructor Heather Ott serves as the group's faculty adviser.



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