BENNINGTON - Hope LaBatt of Arlington was inducted into Alpha Chi Honor Society at Southern Vermont College's (SVC) Induction Ceremony this spring. Alpha Chi is a national honor society which recognizes academic excellence and exemplary character among college students. Membership is open to juniors and seniors (with 60 or more earned credits) of high scholarship (that is, maintaining a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher) who also exhibit good character and reputation.

A senior majoring in Psychology at SVC, LaBatt is a graduate of Burr and Burton Academy. She is the daughter of Diahann and Harold LaBatt of Arlington.