Long Island High School for the Arts launches music honor society, inducts five new members
This year, Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA) established its own chapter of the venerable Tri-M Music Honor Society, which recognizes student musicians for their academic and musical achievements. To connote its inaugural year, the LIHSA chapter of Tri-M is inducting its first ever officers and five new members into its ranks.
Candidates for membership in Tri-M must meet a rigid set of eligibility requirements in several categories including participation, leadership, achievement, service and character. Tri-M members must maintain a grade point average of 85 or higher, dedicate time to school and community service, and demonstrate exemplary character traits, such as respect, responsibility, dependability, fairness, caring and citizenship.
The newly selected officers are: President: Jeremy Kaplan, Bellmore-Merrick CHSD, Vice-President: Jillian Rossi, Bellmore-Merrick CHSD, Secretary: Barbara Kurtin, Lynbrook UFSD, Treasurer: Bailey Rosen, Bellmore-Merrick CHSD and Historian: Amari Dechinea, Uniondale UFSD. The newest member inductees of the LIHSA Tri-M Music Honor Society are Mokutima Ekong, Hempstead UFSD, Abbigail Flicker, Locust Valley CSD, Sean Heyward, Half Hollow Hills CSD, Olivia Lev, Plainview-Old Bethpage UFSD and Monica Spinelli, Long Beach City SD.
Founded in 1936, Tri-M is a part of the National Association for Music Education and is the only national honor society for music students. Tri-M’s mission is to transform student musicians into future leaders in music education and advocacy. Each year, the honor society gives out thousands of dollars in scholarships to students who demonstrate exceptional service and leadership skills.