MEDWAY — Principal John Murray is pleased to announce that nine students have been inducted into the Medway High School Tri-M Music Honor Society.
Due to the district’s current hybrid learning model, the seventh annual induction ceremony was held on Tuesday, Dec. 8 for Cohort A and Thursday, Dec. 10 for Cohort B. A recording of the ceremonies can be viewed here.
The new inductees are: sophomore Olivia Basso, junior Rebecca Chleboski, senior Sophia Flotta, sophomore Julia Francis, sophomore Maeve McKean, sophomore Scotty O’Shea, junior Jared Selby, sophomore Lile Simmons and junior Gabrielle Smith.
During the ceremony, Tri-M Co-Advisers Ashley Nelson-Oneschuk and Amanda Webster spoke about the meaning of Tri-M. The inductees then took the Tri-M pledge and received a Tri-M membership certificate. The ceremony concluded with a presentation of pre-recorded performances from each new inductee.
The Tri-M Music Honor Society focuses on creating future leaders in music education and music advocacy, and is part of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), which is the only music honor society for high school students in the country. Tri-M recognizes students that have dedicated much of their time to academics and music, and the organization gives students leadership opportunities and service projects centered around the love and promotion of music in their community.
To be accepted into Tri-M, students must be entering their third consecutive year of a performance ensemble which includes band or chorus, have maintained an A grade average in all music classes and a B grade average in all non-music classes, and have demonstrated leadership in the department and a willingness to be of service to the community.
“These students have worked hard and dedicated much of their time to musical excellence as well as academic achievement,” Principal Murray said. “They serve as great examples of student leaders within our school and show this through their passion for community service and music.”
About the Tri-M Music Honor Society:
Tri-M includes student musicians in grades six through 12. Currently, there are over 2,100 chapters in all 50 states, involving more than 84,000 students. Besides shining a bright light on their school’s music programs, these future leaders contribute more than 750,000 service hours in their local communities.