School hosts second Tri-M induction ceremony for top music students.
Baldwyn High School has established excellence in academics, athletics and even music.
Recently, the BHS music department faculty hosted its second Tri-M Music Honor Society induction ceremony for its student members.
Tri-M is a national organization for students and educators and stands for Modern Music Masters. Students are selected based on criteria including participating in a musical class, maintaining a 3.0 GPA in music class, and maintaining a 2.5 GPA in academic classes.
The purpose of Tri-M is to strengthen the school’s music program; to help members reach their full musical potential; to motivate and recognize members’ musical and personal achievements, credits, and grades; to focus public attention on the school’s music program through community services; and to act as a primary advocate for arts education in the school and community.
16 now part of BHS honor society
Nine new students were inducted into the 2015-16 BHS Tri-M Music Honor Society Chapter 6971 including Kiyuntae Agnew, Jade Cagle, Cheyenne Etheridge, Allie Grissom, Dawn Jackson, Starr Jackson, Hannah Sandlin, Keely Roberts, and Page Stacy.
Existing members include Cassie Hester, Carleena King, Destiney Floyd, Samantha Moad, Emerald Dilworth, Blake Hutcheson, and Meridith Morris.
Officers of the society include Hester as president, King as vice-president, and Floyd as secretary-treasurer.
BHS choral director Jody Blake, band director Marshal Dear, and assistant band director Kelvin Hill pinned each inductee.
Guest speaker for the event was Dr. Bob Taylor, instructor of music at Itawamba Community College. Honorary inductees into the Tri-M group was former BHS choral music director Shirley Taylor.
“We are very proud of how we are growing our music department at BHS. I hope to continue helping students become leaders while enjoying their passion for music,” Blake said.