MEDWAY — Medway High School Principal Dr. John Murray is pleased to announce that 14 Medway High School students were inducted into the Tri-M Music Honor Society at the sixth annual induction ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 2.
The new inductees include: Molly Britton, Grace Brueckner, Matthew Bullard, Kaitlyn Calnan, Noelyn Campbell, Tess Donnelly, Lily Erving, Grace Gerard, Charlotte Kealey, Veronica McAdams, Sarah McCarthy, Maia McKean, Nicholas Tomasetti and Ram Tysoe.
At the ceremony, Medway Tri-M co-advisers Kendra Nutting and Amanda Webster explained the history of Tri-M, formerly known as Modern Music Masters, and the significance of each of those words. After the new students were inducted, Medway Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Gabrielle Abrams presented the formal message of welcome from the Tri-M national leadership.
The evening concluded with a recital featuring the new inductees performing on their primary instrument, followed by a reception in the high school lobby hosted by the Medway Public Schools music booster group, Medway Friends of the Performing Arts.
The Tri-M Music Honor Society is a program of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), which focuses on creating future leaders in music education and music advocacy and is the only music honor society for high school students in the country. Tri-M recognizes students that have gone above and beyond academically and musically, and provides students leadership opportunities to make a difference in their community through music-based service projects.
The students applied to be inducted into Tri-M at the end of last school year. To be accepted, students must be entering their third consecutive year of a performance ensemble which includes band or chorus, must have maintained an A grade average in all music classes and a B grade average in all non-music classes and must have demonstrated leadership in the department and a willingness to be of service to the community.
“I would like to congratulate these high school students on their achievement,” Dr. Murray said. “This group is an excellent example of students who have put hard work into academics, are dedicated to their passion for music and show a commitment to the community.”
About the Tri-M Music Honor Society:
Tri-M welcomes 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.