Huntington High School’s Tri-M Music Honor Society chapter welcomed 25 new members during Thursday night’s virtual induction ceremony.
The new class of Tri-M members includes Nadeera Ali, Katherine Balm, Victoria Befumo, McKenna Buffa, Hannah Byers, David Chavez, Jackson Danseglio, Zoe Dumas, Emma Hannigan, Samuel James, Cecilia Kye, Matthew Levinson, Isabella Lima, Sophia Matheus, Danielle Mendikyan, Gabriel Morales-Flores, Rachel Morina, Caitlin Murtagh, Sophia Segal, Drew Spina, Teddy Tiliakos, Logan Toth, Anaya Watkis, Erin Ye and Anna Bell Young.
“Each year, we are proud to welcome the newest class of Tri-M students,” said Eric Reynolds, Huntington UFSD director of fine and performing arts. “These students are tasked with increasing student and school involvement with music and to make a stronger and more unified school music program. Our students share their talents with the community when performing at Carillon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, mentor younger students during districtwide music festivals and work behind the scenes at county and state festivals ensuring all aspects run smoothly and successfully.”
The name Tri-M is derived from the international honor society’s original name: Modern Music Masters. Candidates for membership are required to demonstrate scholarship, achievement, leadership and service. The group has traditionally been one of Huntington’s most active and prestigious honor societies.
This year’s Tri-M leadership team includes executive board members Grace Wildermuth (president), Carrie Kilgour (vice president), Eliana Ng (treasurer), Katherine Eichenberger (secretary) and Lauren Holly (historian). Teachers Victoria Garbarino and Brian Stellato serve as the organization’s faculty advisors.
To qualify for Tri-M membership students must be enrolled in at least one music class for at least one semester, have at least a 2.0 grade point average in their core classes and a 3.0 in their music classes and be of strong character.
Huntington students are also required to perform a NYSSMA solo or ensemble selection at a Level 5 scoring 95 or above, Level 6 scoring 94 or above or Level 6 All-State scoring 93 or above in the school year prior to submitting their application.