Article and photos by NS High School Senior Intern, Danielle Zbodula
Music can alter ones perspective on their surrounding world allowing their emotions to be affected by the music they listen to or perform.
Twenty-one North Shore students were recently inducted into the Tri-M Music Honor Society, an organization that helps reinforce services through music. The services include but are not limited to mentoring, tutoring, and/or supporting fellow students which further allows music to inspire and touch the hearts of its members in North Shore High School and the community.
In order to be eligible for induction, students must be actively involved in their schools diverse range of musical programs. In addition, students must participate and reach a Level V in the New York State School of Music Association (NYSSMA). These students are recognized not only for their outstanding academic and musical successes, but also their leadership qualities.
Congratulations go out to the 2015-16 North Shore Tri-M Music Honor Society inductees including: Olivia Bross, Mairead Colby, Ryan Faber, Chloe Fitchl, Zoe Goodstone, Samaera Hirsch, Lena Kutscher, Patryk Kosc, Hanah Leventhal, Allison Markasevic, Eloise Parisi, Christine Ramirez, Matthew Saltzman, Maxine Selye, Robert Sharkey, Danielle Smith, Kayla Sorensen, Abby Spinelli, John Vogel, Siobhan Esposito, and Sang Muk Yun.
Music is a universal language that is used to express what words cannot. It has the power to unify individuals. Tri-M enables students all over the world to utilize their passion for music and give back to their community one musical note at a time.
Mr. Andrew Cross, guest speaker at the Tri-M ceremony, said “Music helps to improve society by giving people a voice.” Mr. Cross is a social studies teacher at North Shore High School and inspires not only his students every day but also his fellow community members. He added, “Music is a place where I feel safe and happy. Being open to different cultures and people, allows me to feel most connected to humanity.”
Fellow Tri-M member, Marianna Hoitt-Lange, related music creations to an art form. She said, “Tri-M has enriched my high school career.” She concluded by saying, “This special international society recognizes students and their achievements, rewards them for their service activities, and helps to inspire their peers to excel in music and leadership skills.”
Photo Caption: Article and photos by Danielle Zbodula
21 North Shore students were recently inducted into the Tri-M Music Honor Society at North Shore High School, an organization that helps reinforce services through music.