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Arts Honor Societies

Recognizing Outstanding Achievement

Upper School students at Bullis are recognized for outstanding artistic achievements and service to the community by induction into prestigious arts honor societies representing four disciplines: dance, music, theatrer, and visual art. Many student members who are active in the Bullis chapters of these organizations may assume formal leadership roles. Each spring, we celebrate all of our arts honor society inductees at a formal joint ceremony which also features student performances and artwork.

For more information about the criteria for induction and the application process for a particular organization, please contact the specific chapter advisor listed below.

International Thespian Society

The International Thespian Society, founded in 1929, is an honorary organization for high school and middle school theater students located at more than 4,200 affiliated secondary schools across America, Canada, and abroad. The mission of ITS is to honor student achievement in the theater arts.

Bullis ITS Chapter Advisor: Marcia Franklin

National Art Honor Society

In 1978, the National Art Education Association began the National Art Honor Society program to inspire and recognize students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art. The NAHS strives to aid members in attaining the highest standards in art scholarship, character, and service, and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community.

Bullis NAHS Chapter Advisor: Kathleen Adams

National Honor Society for Dance Arts

The NHSDA Secondary Program strives to promote a desire for life-long learning in the field of dance, encourage an understanding of, and an appreciation for, dance as an art form and develop knowledgeable audiences for tomorrow. The program also identifies honor students (grades 11 & 12) for nomination to the NDEO Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award, one of the highest honor programs for dance in the United States.

Bullis NHSDA Chapter Advisor: Alana Hill

Tri-M Music Honor Society

A program of the National Association for Music Education, the Tri-M Music Honor Society® focuses on creating future leaders in music education and music advocacy. Tri-M® is the only national honor society for student musicians in grades 6-12. There are more than 1,800 chapters across all 50 states, involving more than 75,000 students. Each year, these students contribute more than 750,000 service hours to their schools and local communities, and raise nearly $1 million for causes they care about.

Bullis Tri-M Chapter Advisor: Stephanie Mayer-Sattin

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