2018-2019 Tri-M® Music Honor Society Chapters of the Year Announced

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The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) announces the 2018-2019 Tri-M® Music Honor Society Chapter of the Year, presented by Schmidt Vocal Arts. 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.

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Since 1985, through more than 8,500 active chartered chapters and approximately 92,000 student members, Tri-M has given more than $140,000 in Chapter of the Year Scholarship Awards to chapters across the country making a difference in their communities.

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) announces the 2018-2019 Tri-M® Music Honor Society Chapter of the Year, presented by Schmidt Vocal Arts. 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
North Broward Preparatory School – Coconut Creek, Florida
Lynn MacDonald, advisor

First Runner Up
Lincoln East High School – Lincoln, Nebraska
Nicole Shively, advisor

Second Runner Up
Great Mills High School – Great Mills, Maryland
Sara Nelson, advisor

Junior Division

Chapter of the Year
Elizabeth Davis Middle School – Chester, Virginia
Jon Schoepflin, advisor

First Runner Up
Herricks Middle School – Albertson, New York
Alicia Brown, advisor

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

Thanks to this year's Presenting Sponsor, Schmidt Vocal Arts. Schmidt Vocal Arts encourages young artists to pursue their passion in the vocal arts, providing opportunities and support to help inspire future generations of singers. Through vocal competitions, educational programming, and scholarships, Schmidt Vocal Arts has impacted the lives of over 5,000 young singers throughout the country and annually provides scholarships for over 120 high school and university students. Learn more by visiting schmidtcompetition.org.

The Tri-M® Music Honor Society 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 8,500 active chartered chapters and approximately 92,000 student members, Tri-M has given more than $140,000 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 has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century. With more than 60,000 members teaching millions of students nationwide, the organization is the national voice of music education in the United States.

For more information, visit: MusicHonors.com.

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