In January and February, Alumnae Hall flourished with artistic talent. The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) and Tri-M Music Honor Society (Modern Music Masters) recently welcomed thirty-seven new inductees to these prestigious societies.
Tri-M inducted five new members. As part of the Jan. ceremony, inductees performed musical pieces, with performances ranging from playing the ukulele to singing an Italian aria.
“Tri-M helps keep music alive,” said moderator Ms. Castillo, band and choir director. “We strive for music and the arts to continue to be appreciated.”
Becoming inducted into an honor society is a real accomplishment. Tri-M requires students have a 3.2 GPA in music as well as obtain twenty service hours throughout the year.
“I’m so proud of the new inductees,” said Tri-M president Kathryn Fasold. “Their performances were spectacular, and I can tell they worked hard!”
Captivating artwork, such as portraits, landscapes and watercolor adorned Alumnae Hall on February 1 in honor of NAHS induction. The National Art Honor Society welcomed thirty-two new members who ranged from sophomores to seniors.
During the NAHS induction, Dominican alumna Shelly Raynal (’81), graphic designer for Peter B. Mayer Advertising firm, shared her experiences as a graphic designer and inspired students to pursue a career in art.
To become a member of NAHS, students must maintain an ‘A’ in each quarter of an art class, as well as construct an artistic portfolio reviewed by an evaluation committee.
Serving the Community
Modeling the Dominican pillar of service, both of these societies participate service projects throughout the year. NAHS visits St. Michael Special School and helps paint wooden figurines while adults carve on local wood. Tri-M hosts an elementary band fair to help students discover a passion for musical instruments.
“Our St. Michael trip allows our club members to interact with students at St. Michael’s,” said club moderator, Mrs. Jennifer Frosch. “Everyone has a joyful experience while painting, celebrating Mass, and sharing lunch.”
Members of these societies will use their artistic talent for the upcoming spring musical, 42nd Street, by showcasing their work during the Fine Arts Festival, March 31 – April 8.