Student Organizations

National English Honor Society Book Drive Ends April 25

The National English Honor Society is excited to announce its school-wide book drive to benefit the Dream Center of Jackson and Hands Up! preschool.

“Clean out your bookshelves and closets this week,” said Meredith Maroney, USJ senior and National English Honor Society Chaplain. “We need your gently-used books for this worthy cause!”
Lower, Middle, and Upper School students are welcome to donate children’s and adult literature. Adult literature will go to the Dream Center of Jackson, and children’s literature will go to Hands Up!
Middle and Upper School students will have the chance to win a doughnut party. Upper School students should deliver their donations to their advisor. Middle School students should bring them to A period.

Donation boxes also will be located in the Lower School hallways.

The book drive is this week through Friday, April 25.

“This is a great way for used books to be shared in the community and to encourage reading among all ages,” Meredith said.

Key Service Club Food Drive for RIFA Shatters Record

USJ and TCA collected a combined 42,714 pounds of food for the RIFA food drive and shattered the previous Jackson food-drive record of 20,860 pounds.

USJ brought in 33,555 pounds of food, winning the coveted Trophy Cup.

RIFA challenged both schools to collectively raise 22,000 pounds of food during the USJ & TCA RIFA Food Drive, a goal beaten by more than 20,000 pounds. The donations will supply the soup kitchen, snack backpacks, and emergency kits that RIFA provides for those in need.

The Trophy Cup winner was announced during the USJ and Trinity football game on August 30.

RIFA says "thank you" …

Upper School Clubs

Upper School students can join a variety of service clubs and other organizations, including Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), Key Club, International Club, Bible Club, Intramural Bowling, and the Dance Team. Each Upper School organization, club, and class is responsible for carrying out a service project each year.

National Honor Society

In order to be inducted, a student must be at least a sophomore and have a 92.5 average by January. The National Honor Society is a prestigious academic organization emphasizing service, leadership, scholarship, and character.

Upper School Clubs

Below is a listing of the various clubs active at USJ. Each class also elects its own officers to serve during the school year.

2013-2014 Honor Council (Read more on the Honor Council)
Speaker: Austin Orr
Senior Representatives: Holly Deming and Lauren Randolph
Junior Representatives: Reese Antwine and Madison Perchik
Sophomore Representatives: William Jones and Nate Schwindt

SGA: President Govind Bindra, Vice President Claire Jaggers, Secretary Carlee Workman, Recording Secretary Tori Hockaday, Treasurer Leah Sanders, Chaplain Jordan Boyd, Historian Hannah Russell, and Parlimentarian Aisha Suara

Senior Class Officers: President Ely Mandle, Vice President Haley Hall, Secretary Leah Margaret Strope, Treasurer Semaye Mengistu, and Chaplain Ali Graham

Junior Class Officers: President Jonathan Adkins, Vice President Matthew Smith, Secretary Georgina Harlan, Treasurer Samantha Sullivan, Chaplain Reese Antwine

Sophomore Class Officers: President Parker Lewis, Vice President Molly Morris, Secretary Caroline Miller, Treasurer Addison Dunn, Chaplain Summer Basham

Other Upper School organizations at USJ include the Art Club, Chemistry Club, DSA Buddy Club, Environmental Club, French Club, International Club, Key Service Club, Mu Alpha Theta, National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society, Operation Smile, Photography Club, SADD Club, Social Studies Honor Society, Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, Société Honoraire de Français, Spanish Club, National Science Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, and National English Honor Society.