Plainfield Central Inducts Members into Music Honor Society
The Plainfield High School – Central Campus chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society inducted 38 new members and recognized seven continuing members at a special ceremony held at the school on January 14, 2013.
Student-musicians in grades 10, 11, and 12 are accepted for membership based on their scholastic standing, leadership, recommendation from teachers, and musical involvement and leadership. PHSCC Band Director Dan Valkema sponsors the Tri-M Music Honor
Society. PHSCC is the only District 202 school with a Tri-M chapter.
Tri-M officers for 2012-13 are Maggie Tibble, President; Skylar Lipman, Vice-President; Magen Hauser, Secretary; and Eriq Vazquez, Treasurer.
Edward F. Jones was the evening’s guest speaker. He taught music in the Plainfield Schools from 1957-1994. Jones was also awarded an Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award and Honorary Tri-M Membership for his life of service to music education in Plainfield and Illinois.
This year’s PHSCC Tri-M Music Honor Society inductees are:
Tyler Allensworth; Samantha Attebery; Teresa Bates; Alvah Bickner; Jessica Bjurstrom; Matthew Bonderski; Kayleen Brady; Caitlyn Carson; Matthew Cerbin; Alexandria Clink; David Diaz; Courtney Dolata; Cylee Fuller; Erick Gloria; Claire Henneberry; Taylor Hisey-Pierson;
Joe Kasper; Megan Knifke; Caylie Kurtenbach; Haley Lorenc; Betsy Lugo; Samantha Melbourn; Emily Orden; Kaitlyn Orden; Topher Otake; Bethany Pierce; Daria Porter; Marquie Price; Erik Sanchez; Kelsey Schmitt; Leif Sebby; Kevin Sheppard; Thomas Swehla; Frank Syrek; Sonie Vo; Ronald Weaver; Luke Worland; and Danielle Wright.
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.
Through more than 5,500 chartered chapters, Tri-M has helped thousands of young people provide years of service through music in schools throughout the world. Tri-M is a program of the National Association for Music Education.