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Inductions held for National Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society
In a combined ceremony in early April, the Lydia C. Metz Sidney Chapter of the National Honor Society, and the Tri-M Music Honor Society held their annual induction ceremony for eligible junior and senior students.

The induction program included an introduction of all new members, a candle lighting ceremony, and recognition by Eben Bullock, Sidney’s high school principal, on the outstanding accomplishments of each member.

The guest speaker for the evening was Marjorie Johnson, a Sidney CSD alum, as well as a retired teacher at the school and former Honor Society advisor. Following the ceremony, a reception was held.

Inductees into the National Honor Society must have a cumulative grade point average of 90 or higher. As well, a student must be involved in the life of the school. Honor Society is a service-oriented organization.

This year’s members sponsored a needy family at Christmas, assisted with the Red Cross blood drive held at the high school, and played a key role in the Dollars for Scholars mail-a-thon. In March, the senior members of the Honor Society were recognized at a banquet held by the Sidney Rotary Club and, at graduation, each Honor Society senior is presented with a gold stole in acknowledgement of their accomplishments.

Inductees into Chapter 2934 of the Tri-M National Music Honor Society must also attain a cumulative GPA of 90 or higher.

In the fall, they worked with students in the elementary school, teaching about music in the district, and the possibilities students could experience in the school music program. In December, they performed for students attending the Breakfast with Santa at SES. They also visited residents of the Sidney Senior Village, where they lifted spirits with holiday music and Christmas carols.

In March, as part of Music in our Schools Month, Tri-M students (along with some musical guests) visited a Sidney elementary music class to educate students about the benefits of belonging to a music performance organization. Tri-M performed and led the class through a quick overview, highlighting band and chorus membership, while also performing and leading the class through a quick overview, highlighting band and chorus membership, while also performing and leading the class through some fun musical activities.

At graduation, Tri-M graduates are honored by receiving a pink cord, which is the symbol of the fine arts, and membership in Tri-M.

Advisers are Cassandra Aldrich for the National Honor Society and Gregg Norris for Tri-M.


Junior inductees for the Sidney Chapter of the National Honor Society: Front (from left): Ariyahna Bernard, Riley MacPherson, Kyle Smith, and Carolee Pierce. Back (from left): Molly Youngs, Marianne Schott, Anna Egli, Taylor Barnes, Mackensie Gravelin, Piper Umbra, and Emily Cooley.


Senior inductees for the Sidney Chapter of the National Honor Society (from left): Yury Chernyak, Marriam Iqbal.


Inductees for the Tri-M Music Honor Society (from left): Xiu Shen Chen, Brianna Miner, Riley MacPherson, Emily Cooley, and Marianne Schott.
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