MANSFIELD — Superintendent Teresa Murphy, Principal David McGovern and Performing Arts Department Chair Shelia Newton are pleased to announce that the Qualters Middle School Tri-M Chapter 5745 has been named the Junior Division 2021-2022 National Tri-M Chapter of the Year Scholarship Award 1st Runner Up.
The recognition is presented by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and the Music Honor Society Advisory Council.
Qualters’ Tri-M Chapter 5745 is a group of hardworking band, orchestra, and chorus students. They organized school-wide events and community service projects throughout the year, including the Club Fair, Fall Festival, Operation Gratitude Candy Drive, Music In Our Schools month celebrations, QMS Talent Show, and the Spring Fling.
As part of their recognition, the QMS Tri-M chapter will receive a check for $600 to be used to fund a musically enriching activity for the next school year. The chapter will also be featured in NAfME national news media in the fall of next year, including a press release, news story in “Teaching Music” magazine, and recognition on the NAfME website and social media outlets.
“I want to congratulate our amazing student musicians who earned this very exciting honor,” said QMS Band Director and performing arts teacher Laurie Pepicelli. “In addition to the hard work they put into their music education, our Tri-M students do so much good for the Qualters community and we look forward to using these funds to help further activities for the chapter next year.”