Birdlebough Students Inducted Into Music Honor Society

PHOENIX – A dozen student musicians from the Phoenix Central School District recently joined elite company as they were inducted into the Tri-M Music Honor Society.

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Members of the Birdlebough chapter of Tri-M gather for a group photo after a recent induction ceremony.

The national organization, dubbed Tri-M for “modern music masters,” recognizes students who excel in music class while also demonstrating character and leadership abilities.

Members participate in various service projects, such as the Toys for Tots campaign, throughout the year as well.

According to Phoenix Tri-M chapter adviser Liza Grethel, the inductees are much more than talented musicians.

“I’m very happy to welcome so many talented, positive, uplifting students to Tri-M,” she said. “They carry on the (PCSD’s) proud music tradition, they volunteer in the community and they do well in the classroom.”

Grethel and current Tri-M members congratulated the inductees as they took the pledge into the honor society.

The inductees include Violet Ameele, Garrett Frink, Alyssa Goudy, Hailey Goudy, Hannah Grabowski, Zoe Heckert, Kaitlyn McArthur, Skyler Patnode, Emily Roberts, Sarah Thorn, Joshua VanGorder and Julie Yates.

“You are now in the unique position of being able to pass on the ‘torch of musical knowledge’ to colleagues and future beneficiaries of musical arts,” Grethel said. “May you represent Tri-M with pride and dignity as you continue to demonstrate the value of music in your life and share your gift with your school and community. Welcome to the Tri-M family.”