2017-2018 Tri-M® Music Honor Society Chapters of the Year Announced

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For six schools, 2017-18 has been an exemplary school year – these schools are starting the next academic year with a scholarship award for their music students. NAfME awarded these Tri-M® Music Honor Society chapters for their excellence in service and leadership.

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The National Chapter of the Year Program is designed to motivate and reward Tri-M chapters that perform service projects, encourage Chapter Officers to perform their duties properly, and increase awareness and interest in what other Tri-M® chapters are doing.

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) announces the 2017-2018 Tri-M® Music Honor Society Chapter of the Year, presented by Simply Sheets Fundraising. The National Chapter of the Year Program is designed to motivate and reward chapters that perform service projects, encourage Chapter Officers to perform their duties properly, and increase awareness and interest in what other Tri-M® chapters are doing.

The Tri-M® National Chapter of the Year (Junior and Senior) will receive an engraved permanent service plaque along with the Chapter of the Year Scholarship award. Scholarships must be used to fund a professional development activity for the chapter including, but not limited to, clinicians, master classes, field trips, conference travel, or summer music program scholarships. The Senior Division Chapter of the Year received a $1,000 scholarship, and the Junior Division Chapter of the Year received a $800 scholarship. Runners-up also received scholarships for their schools.

Senior Division

Chapter of the Year
Herricks High School – New Hyde Park, NY
Anissa Arnold-Wilensky, advisor

First Runner Up
Desert Mountain High School – Scottsdale, AZ
Michelle Irvin, advisor

Second Runner Up
Parkrose High School – Portland, OR
Lesley Bossert, advisor

Junior Division

Chapter of the Year
Herricks Middle School – Albertson, NY
Alicia Brown, advisor

First Runner Up
Elizabeth Davis Middle School – Chester, VA
Jon Schoepflin, advisor

Second Runner Up
South Haven Baseline Middle School – South Haven, MI
Jessica Fiedorowicz, advisor

Thanks to this year's Presenting Sponsor, Simply Sheets Fundraising, LLC. Simply Sheets Fundraising, LLC has provided the professional, trusted, and original bed sheet fundraiser since 2010. With an innovational dual platform program (Traditional Local Community & Online Shop), they meet the fundraising needs for organizations of all sizes and causes.

The Tri-M® Music Honor Society (http://www.MusicHonors.com) is the international music honor society for middle/junior high and high school students. It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership. Since 1985, through more than 2,100 active chartered chapters and approximately 84,000 student members, Tri-M has given over $79,000 in Chapter of the Year Scholarship Awards to chapters across the country making a difference in their communities. Tri-M is a program of the National Association for Music Education.

National Association for Music Education, among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century. With more than 60,000 members, the organization is the voice of music education in the United States.

For more information, visit: MusicHonors.com.
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