Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

nwc-tri-m-webSome newly inducted members of Northwest Catholic’s Tri-M Music Honor Society pose with previously inducted members and Daniel Luddy, director of instrumental music; rear left, and Daniel Avery, next to him. (Photo submitted)

WEST HARTFORD – Northwest Catholic High School has inducted 22 students into the Tri-M Music Honor Society.

To be invited into membership in Tri-M, students must maintain a 3.33 grade-point average, exhibit leadership skills, be nominated by their music teacher and demonstrate proficiency on their instrument or with their voice.

Students should excel in music, and are required to give at least 10 hours of service to the community each year.

Daniel Avery, ’97, director of choral music quoted Tri-M Music Honor Society founder Alexander Harley in his remarks to those in attendance, saying, “If we strive to cultivate musical sensitivity and perception in our students, we must likewise give adequate recognition for their efforts and achievements, and we must inspire them to strive for higher goals. In what better way than by bestowing upon them life membership in a worldwide honorary organization for musical youth?”

The new inductees are Ian D’Arcangelo, ’16, of Avon; Madison Rowe, ’15, of Bloomfield; Julia Christolini, ’16, and Molly Mullen, ’16, of Burlington; Mary Elizabeth Budnick, ’16, of Canton; Jacquelyn Collas, ’16, of Glastonbury; Samuel Spak, ’16, of Granby; Niles Ball, ’15, of Hartford; and Emily Kalinsky, ’16, and Erin Tully, ’16, of New Britain.

Also, Megan Grandell, ’16, of Rocky Hill; Avery Hatch, ’16, Kevin Kearns, ’16, and Sean Kearns, ’15, of Simsbury; Emily Gleixner, ’16, of South Glastonbury; Kevin Dudley, ’15, and Matthew Marshall, ’15, of Wethersfield; and Ying Jiang, ’16, Will Moustakakis, ’16, Sarah Neubert, ’16, Will Stanwick, ’15, and Fiona Travers, ’15, of West Hartford.

Enrollment for the class of 2019 is now under way, and prospective students are being invited to an Open House at the school on Nov. 9. Information is available from Andrew Selig at 860-236-4221, ext. 140; or