The Class of 2013

University School of Jackson is proud to present the Class of 2013. Listed after each student’s name are some highlights of the student’s high school accomplishments and the college he or she plans to attend.

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  • Conner Adkins will major in pre-med at the University of Mississippi. A four-year member of the soccer team, Conner was a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, National Science Honor Society, Société Honoraire de Français, and English Honor Society. He was voted “Most School Spirited” by his classmates.
  • Both Hannah Aherrera and Sally Sikes
    will be accepted into the medical
    program of their choice if they do well
    as undergraduates. Sally is in the
    pre-pharmacy program at the University
    of Mississippi. After two years, she will
    enter the pharmacy program. Hannah
    is in the eight-year medical scholars
    program at St. Louis University and will
    apply to medical school her
    sophomore year.
    
  • Hannah Aherrera, an AP Scholar, will attend Saint Louis University, major in biology/pre-med and minor in music and Spanish as part of the Saint Louis University Honors and Medical Scholars Programs. Hannah was a five-year member and accompanist for the All-Northwest Honor Choir and named to the All-State Honor Choir twice. She also held an officer position in several organizations and played tennis.
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  • Hunter Anthony, captain of the varsity soccer team, plans to study business management. He was named to the All-Region and All-District teams and was twice named Regional MVP. Hunter participated in theater, Young Life, and the International and Spanish clubs. He has not yet decided on a college.
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  • Brooks Antwine plans to major in pre-med at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. As a sophomore, he attended the National Youth Leadership Forum on Law and CSI in Washington, D.C. Brooks played football for four years and participated in the International, SADD, and Spanish clubs. He is a member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta.
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  • Andrea Arreaza will major in marketing and minor in business at UT Knoxville. She was the Spanish Club secretary and varsity volleyball team captain, was named to the All-State volleyball team, and was voted “Most Beautiful” by her classmates. Andrea was a member of the National Art Honor Society, Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, and several clubs.
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  • Olivia Baker, who participated in 15 Middle and Upper School musicals, will attend Belmont University to double major in French and communication studies. She placed both regionally and nationally in the National French Exam for three years. Olivia, an AP Scholar, was named to the All-Northwest Honor Choir. She was president of the National English Honor Society and vice president of Société Honoraire de Français.
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  • Kimberlee Ballard, a recipient of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Gold Key, will major in architecture and design at UT Knoxville. Kimberlee was a member of the National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and National Art Honor Society. Last summer, Kimberlee visited Costa Rica as part of a full-immersion Spanish-language travel study program with USJ.
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  • Selena Bright received a Fine Arts Guild Summer Art Scholarship. Selena also served as a peer juror for the Madison County Juvenile Court and was a member of the Art Club, Photography Club, and Operation Smile Club. She has not yet decided where she will attend college.
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  • Kelly Bryan, who attended Governor’s School for the Arts in dance, plans to major in business at UT Knoxville. Kelly won a first place in the West Tennessee Student Art Exhibition and is a member of the National Art Honor Society.
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  • Tyler Buckley, voted “Best Smile” by his peers, will attend UT Knoxville. Tyler played football and was named All-District Lineman in 2011 and 2012. During his senior season, he was named All-State Center and The Jackson Sun’s West Tennessee Lineman of the Week.
  • Many graduates were accepted into honors
    programs at various universities. These students
    included, from left, John Villarreal, Union University;
    Turner Spurlin, University of Alabama; Trey Teel,
    Mississippi State University; Peyton Vaughan,
    University of Mississippi; Ryan Sanderson,
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Ross Thomas,
    UT Knoxville; Colton Little, Mississippi State;
    and Philip Griggs, Southern Methodist University.
    Not pictured is Conner Adkins, who was
    admitted to the honors college at the
    University of Mississippi.
    
  • Rachel Butler plans to play soccer at Freed- Hardeman University. She was a four-year starter for the two-time state champion Lady Bruins soccer team and a three-year member of the track team. Rachel was a member of the National Art Honor Society, participated in several other clubs, and was a freshman class officer.
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  • Jackson Cain plans to attend UT Knoxville. He played four years of varsity soccer and was named to the All-West Tennessee Honor Choir. Jackson was a member of the Science National Honor and Tri-M Music Honor societies.
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  • Trace Carlock, voted “Most Likely to be Remembered” by the senior class, plans to major in business at the University of Mississippi. He played varsity football, ran track, and was a member of the Spanish and Key Service clubs.
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  • Catherine Christie will major in business and accounting at Auburn University. She was co-captain of the nationally ranked varsity cheerleading squad, a Girls State delegate, Student Government Association treasurer, and a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, and several interest groups.
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  • Kyle Clifton, co-founder of the Ping Pong Club, will major in pre-nursing at UT Knoxville. He was a four-year varsity football player, played basketball, and ran track. Kyle was a member of Young Life, Key Service Club, and Spanish Club.
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  • Katherine Cloar, who transferred to USJ during her junior year, plans to major in political science at the University of Colorado Boulder. She joined the band at USJ and was most proud of being awarded “Best Witness for the Defense” in the 2011 Tennessee Mock Trial Competition before coming to USJ.
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  • Brandon Conaway will major in pre-med at Union University. He played defender on the varsity soccer team. Brandon was the class recipient of the President’s Award for Academic Excellence. He also was a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Science National Honor Society, and Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica.
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  • Parker Darnall will attend UT Knoxville to study engineering. He was a member of Mu Alpha Theta, Science National Honor Society, and National Honor Society. He is co-captain for the state-ranked Germantown Red Devils Ice Hockey team and captain of the USJ intramural inline hockey team. Parker was honored as a Tennessee Leader of Tomorrow by the UT Madison County Alumni Chapter and awarded the Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology.
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  • Darby Douglas, who transferred to USJ for her senior year, will major in chemical engineering at UT Knoxville. Already academically accomplished at her previous school, Darby joined the National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, and Tri-M Music Honor Society at USJ.
  • A song-writer and performer, Kacee Russell
    will study music business at MTSU.
    
  • Eliza Edwards, a Miss Basketball finalist and varsity basketball team captain, will attend UT Knoxville. Eliza was the Division II A Player of the Year in 2013. She was named to the All-State basketball team in 2013, All-District and All-Tournament teams for three years, and All-West Tennessee team. Active in several groups, she organized a mentoring program for freshmen girls.
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  • Donovan Eubank, an Eagle Scout, will play soccer for Martin Methodist College in Pulaski and major in nursing. He was captain of the varsity soccer team and named to the Best of the West All-Tournament team in 2012. Donovan was a member of the Spanish and Key Service clubs.
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  • Peyton Fendley, selected “Wittiest” by his peers, will attend the University of Mississippi to major in banking and finance. He was a member of the 2012 state champion baseball team and a four-year member of the basketball team, serving as team captain during his senior year.
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  • La’Ciera Ford-Bass, co-captain of the nationally ranked USJ cheer team, will major in accounting at Mississippi State University. La’Ciera completed the study abroad program in Costa Rica and was a member of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica. She is a Leadership University graduate and was SADD Club treasurer, International Club secretary, and Key Service Club co-service chairperson. She helped organize the first senior- to-freshman mentor group.
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  • Alex Garey, a seven-year band member, will major in engineering at Union University. Alex is a four-year member of the football team and was named All-District, All-West Tennessee, and Player of the Week during his senior season. He also played for the intramural inline hockey team and was a member of Tri-M Music Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta.
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  • Ryan Garner plans to major in exercise and sports science at the University of Memphis. The varsity football and baseball team captain was the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Division II A All-State football and baseball selection in 2011 and 2012. The Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association chose him as the Division II A 2012 Baseball Player of the Year. He was named to the Oklahoma Jr. Sunbelt winning “Team Tennessee” baseball squad.
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  • Anna Garrett, a Girls State delegate and Leadership University graduate, will attend the University of Alabama to major in pre-physical therapy. Anna was a member of Mu Alpha Theta and the National Honor Society. As a four-year member and co-captain of the Lady Bruins basketball team, her peers voted her “Most Athletic.”
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  • Colleen Gilroy plans to major in psychology and elementary education at Union. The senior class selected her as “Most Likely to Be Remembered.” She was a member of the National Honor Society and Social Science Honor Society. Colleen was a participant in the arts with submissions in the “Trashin’ Fashion” show and in the USJ literary magazine. She also was cast in multiple USJ play productions.
  • Members of the Class of 2013 will be attending a variety of colleges in several states. Representing this diversity are, from left, Adam Glassman, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Margaret Jones, Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas; Chris Weiner, University of Missouri; Angelica Marks, University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania; Lance McGee, University of Memphis; Lindsay Smith, Samford University in Alabama; and Connor Simmons, Mississippi State University.
    
  • Adam Glassman, a member of the All-District football team, the All-West Tennessee football team, National Honor Society, and Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, will study kinesiology at UT Knoxville. He served as captain of the varsity track and field team and was involved in theater, choir, Young Life, and several interest groups.
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  • Michael Grant, a member of Tri-M Music Honor Society and the Spanish Club, was in the Bruin band for seven years and participated in 18 musical productions. A varsity soccer player, he was voted “Most Likely to be Remembered.” Michael will be a member of the Innovation Vocal Ensemble at Jackson State Community College.
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  • Philip Griggs, an AP Scholar, will major in pre-med and minor in Spanish at Southern Methodist University. He completed the USJ study abroad program in Costa Rica, was recognized as an Outstanding Participant in the National Achievement Program, attended Boys State, was a Junior Rotarian, and graduated from Leadership University. A member of the National Honor Society and several other academic honor societies, Philip was president of the SADD Club, vice president of the Science National Honor Society, and a member of the Honor Council.
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  • Rachel Grimm will attend Lipscomb to major in biology. She was president of the National Art Honor Society and the Art Club and vice president of the Photography Club and International Club. Rachel is a member of Mu Alpha Theta.
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  • Sarah Haltom, who studied abroad during the summer of 2012 in Costa Rica, will major in genetics and biology at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. She was a member of the district champion 2010 Envirothon team, the National Honor Society, and National Art Honor Society. Sarah was active in several clubs and exhibited projects in the USJ art shows and fashion shows.
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  • Tyler Hardin will play baseball for Murray State and major in pre-physical therapy. He was a member of the 2012 TSSAA Division II state baseball championship team and the 2009 and 2011 TSSAA Division II state football championship runner-up teams. Tyler was named to the All-State football team and the All-District and All-West baseball teams.
  • John Pierce and James-Roland Markos were
    accepted into prestigious programs at the
    University of Mississippi. John will study
    international business in the Croft Institute,
    and James-Roland will study public policy
    leadership and biological sciences in the
    Lott Institute. He is one of 10 students
    to receive the Doris Raymond Honors
    College Scholarship.
    
  • Niall Harlan will major in engineering at UT Knoxville. He was a member of the National Honor Society and Science National Honor Society, vice president of Mu Alpha Theta, vice president of the SADD Club, and a member of the 2009 Honor Choir.
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  • Sam Henderson plans to major in physical therapy at UT Knoxville. He was a member of Young Life, the International Club, Key Service Club, Spanish Club, and the varsity track team.
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  • Chase Hensley, Mr. Football winner for 2012, will play football at Arkansas Tech University. Chase was named the West Tennessee Defensive Lineman of the Year, All-State in 2011 and 2012, and was a Mr. Football finalist in 2011. He also played varsity basketball, was a member of the 2012 state champion Bruins baseball team, and was involved in special interest groups.
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  • Tessa Holder will attend UT Knoxville. She was a member of the National Art Honor Society and earned the Art I and Art II Rising Artist Awards and the Art III Outstanding Artist Award. Her work was exhibited in the USJ Art Show and Fashion Show. She was a member of several clubs.
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  • Alex Hollman will attend UT Knoxville. A National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta member, Alex also participated in the National Youth Leadership Forum and was a two-year participant in the Madison County Teen Court program.
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  • Bailey Howell, the Student Government Association secretary, will major in nursing at Union. She is a graduate of Leadership University and was Key Service Club treasurer and Tri-M Music Honor Society vice president. Bailey was active in several groups and a junior volunteer at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
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  • Cory Johnson will major in Spanish and biology at Union. He was a three-year member of the All-Northwest Choir, International Club treasurer, Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica historian, and a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and Science National Honor Society.
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  • Margaret Jones, Miss USJ, will major in marketing and communications at Southern Methodist University. She was a varsity cheerleader co-captain, yearbook editor, senior class president, vice president of the National Honor Society and National English Honor Society, and a member of Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica and Mu Alpha Theta. Margaret completed USJ’s travel study program in Costa Rica.
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  • Jacob Lifsey, a four-year member of the varsity cross country team and the band, will major in audio engineering at Delta State University. He was a Tri-M Music Honor Society member and received a Fine Arts Guild Scholarship to attend the Delta State Music Institute Camp for audio engineering. Jacob also was a member of the National Honor Society and used his music and sound skills in USJ play productions.
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  • Colton Little will major in aerospace engineering at Mississippi State. He was a member of the 2012 TSSAA Division II state baseball championship team and the 2009 and 2011 TSSAA Division II state football championship runner-up teams. Colton earned second place in Algebra II and sixth in Calculus and Advanced Topics at the TMTA 2012 and 2013 math competitions.
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  • Sarah Mantooth will study elementary education at Lee University. She was a member of the National Honor Society and several other groups, historian of the National Art Honor Society, and chaplain for the Down Syndrome Association Buddy Club and Photography Club. Sarah received two Silver Key Awards from the Mid-South Scholastic Art Competition for her photography.
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  • James-Roland Markos, an AP Scholar, was selected to the Lott Institute at the University of Mississippi. He will double major in biological sciences and public policy leadership. James-Roland was president of Mu Alpha Theta and a member of the National Honor Society and several other academic honor societies. He was captain of the varsity tennis team and a member of the 2009 state champion tennis team. He won the Sewanee Book Award for Excellence in Writing. As a senior, he attended the prestigious Senate Youth Program in Washington, D.C.
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  • Angelica Marks will major in biology at the University of Pittsburgh. She received the All-Northwest Honor Choir four-year award and was chosen for the All-State Women’s Chorale. Angelica participated in the travel study program to Costa Rica and was a member of the National Honor Society.
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  • Reed Matheny plans to major in pre-med at the University of Tennessee at Martin. He was a five-year member of the varsity baseball team, including the 2012 state championship team. Reed was named to the All-Northwest Honor Choir four years and was in seven theatrical productions.
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  • Lance McGee, a trombone and baritone player, will major in civil engineering at the University of Memphis. He received a six-year award for All-Northwest Honor Choir and played in the orchestra for several musical productions. He also was goalie for USJ’s intramural inline hockey team.
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  • Emily Mitchell was awarded the American Vision Award for her “Target Dress” at the Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards, a Gold Key by the Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards, and Best in Show at the UT Martin Student Art Competition.
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  • Todd Moon plans to attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He was a member of the National Honor Society and National Art Honor Society. Todd’s artwork has won numerous awards and was featured in the USJ Art Show.
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  • Austin Morganti will attend Mississippi State. He was a member of the International Club, Key Service Club, SADD Club, and Spanish Club. Austin’s classmates voted him “Cutest” in the senior class.
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  • Michael Mysiewicz will play soccer at Bethel University and major in business. While at USJ, Michael was named to the All-District team three times, the All-Region team twice, and the All-State team in 2012. He also was a member of several special interest groups, ran cross country, and played basketball.
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  • Abby Nolen plans to study pre-medicine at Mississippi State. She was a member of the USJ Choir, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, National Honor Society, and varsity track team. Abby also traveled to Costa Rica in the Spanish immersion program.
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  • Baker Norsworthy will attend the University of Mississippi where he plans to study mechanical engineering. Baker was a member of Mu Alpha Theta, Key Service Club, SADD Club, and Environmental Club.
  • After weighing enticing offers from
    schools like Washington University in
    St. Louis and Duke University, Akua
    Nuako decided to attend Harvard.
    
  • Akua Nuako, an AP Scholar with Distinction, will attend Harvard College to study biomedical engineering. She was president of the Student Government Association, SGA secretary her junior year, and a class officer for two years. She was a member of the National Honor Society and several other academic honor societies. Akua received state ranking for four years at the TMTA Math Competition and was selected to receive the Yale Award and the University of Rochester Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award.
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  • Anna Clare Pearson will major in international business at Rhodes College. She played on the state championship women’s soccer teams in 2011 and 2012. Anna Clare was Operation Smile Club president and a member of Mu Alpha Theta and several special interest clubs.
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  • John Pierce was selected to the Croft Institute at the University of Mississippi to major in international business. He was a member of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, National Science Honor Society, and National Honor Society and served as the Spanish Club president and the SADD Club vice president. John played football, ran track, and was a member of several other clubs.
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  • Mitchell Wade Porter will attend Baptist College of Health Sciences to study pre-medical radiography. A member of Tri-M Music Honor Society, USJ band, and French Club, he played percussion in the Jackson Community Band.
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  • Currie Powell will attend UT Knoxville to study psychology. He received the medal in Psychology for the highest class average. Currie was voted “Most Changed” by his peers and was a member of the International, Key Service, SADD, and Environmental clubs and the football team.
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  • Emily Priddy, co-captain of the USJ cheer squad, will attend UT Knoxville to major in engineering. Emily was co-editor of the yearbook and a member of the SADD Club, Environmental Club, French Club, Operation Smile Club, and Mu Alpha Theta.
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  • Caroline Purcell will pursue a degree in dance performance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is a senior performing member of Ballet Arts, Inc. and attended several summer intensives for dance: Radio City Rockettes in New York for four years; and Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C; Orlando Ballet; Joffrey Ballet; and American Ballet Theatre for two years. She was accepted to the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts and was Tri-M treasurer.
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  • Madeline Ray was a member of the Photography Club and Operation Smile Club and Art Club treasurer. She was a four-year member of the varsity golf team and competed at the state level her freshman and senior years. She plans to study psychology. She has not yet decided on a college.
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  • Jourdan Redden will major in English at Sewanee: The University of the South. He was recording secretary and vice president for the Student Government Association and a graduate of Leadership University. Jourdan was team captain of the varsity cross country team and a member of National Honor Society, Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, and National English Honor Society.
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  • Lauren Riddell will play softball and study physical therapy at Middle Tennessee State University. Lauren was a five-year member of the two-time state championship Lady Bruin softball team and a three-year captain. Widely recognized for her softball talent, Lauren was a 2013 Wendy’s Heisman State finalist, named three times to the All-State, All-Region Tournament, and All-District Tournament teams, and named All-Region and All-District MVP in 2011 and 2012. Lauren was a member of the National Honor Society.
  • Katie Robertson, from left, Jacob Lifsey,
    and Caroline Purcell will pursue their interest
    in the arts in college. Katie will major in
    photography at Memphis College of Art;
    Jacob, a musician, will major in audio engineering at Delta State; and Caroline
    will major in dance performance at the
    University of Missouri-Kansas City.
    
  • Katie Robertson plans to study photography at Memphis College of Art. She founded the Photography Club and was instrumental in getting a photography class added as an art department elective. She also served as vice president of the Art Club. Katie won a Silver Key for photography in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition.
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  • Austin Rolison plans to study commercial music at MTSU. He was a four-year member of USJ Singers and was selected three times for the All-Northwest Honor Choir. His musical recording was selected to be part of USJ’s literary magazine, and his band recorded a single in 2011.
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  • Kelsey Ross will study pre-medicine at the University of Alabama. A graduate of Leadership University, she served as secretary of SADD Club, vice president of Operation Smile Club, and president of the French Club and the Société Honoraire de Français.
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  • Kacee Russell will study music business at MTSU. She was selected for the All-Northwest Honor Choir four times and qualified to audition for the-All State Honor Choir.
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  • Ryan Sanderson will attend UT Knoxville and major in international business. A four-year member of the varsity football team, Ryan was an All-District and All-West Tennessee player. He was selected for the All-Northwest Honor Choir six times and All-State Choir twice. He performed in many USJ musicals. An AP Scholar, Ryan was a member of six honor societies, a Boys State representative and a Junior Rotarian.
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  • Logan Schultz will major in engineering at UT Chattanooga. He is a teen court volunteer and participated in theater, Young Life, International Club, Key Service Club, Spanish Club, and football. He was a four-year member of the baseball team.
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  • Sally Sikes was accepted into the Honors College and Early Entry Pharmacy program at the University of Mississippi. She was National Honor Society service chair, National Science Honor Society secretary, Société Honoraire de Français chaplain, Tri-M Music Honor Society secretary, class secretary, and student ambassador. Sally played both basketball and volleyball for four years and was captain of both teams. She received All-West and All-District Honors, was on the All-Northwest and All-State Honor Choirs, and won a six-year award.
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  • Connor Simmons will major in accounting at Mississippi State. Elected class treasurer his junior and senior years, he was a member of the National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, several service clubs, and the varsity golf and track teams. He was chosen to the All-Northwest Honor Choir six times. He received the six-year award and the All-State Honor Choir twice.
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  • Troy Smigielski plans to major in biology at the University of Alabama. He was chairman of the Science National Honor Society, a member of the National Honor Society, an All-State football player, and four-year soccer player. He was named “Madison County Hall of Fame Student Athlete of the Year 2013.”
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  • Lindsay Smith will attend Samford University to major in family life counseling. She was a member of the National Honor Society and treasurer of the National English Honor Society, president of the Key Service Club, chaplain of the Student Government Association, and active in several interest groups. Lindsay was a Girls State delegate. The All-Northwest Honor Choir gave her the six-year award, and she qualified for All-State Honor Choir three times.
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  • Powers Spencer, Mr. USJ, will major in international business and play football at Sewanee: The University of the South. He was a member of the National Honor Society and Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica. Powers was a Mr. Football finalist and two-time All-State selection.
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  • Turner Spurlin, an Eagle Scout, will attend the University of Alabama and major in marketing. He was a member of the National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta.
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  • Caroline Stallings will major in communication sciences and disorders at the University of Mississippi. She was a four-year varsity and competitive cheerleader and UCA All-American Cheerleader and served as cheer co-captain this year. Voted “Most Changed” by her peers, Caroline was Key Service Club historian and on the yearbook staff three years.
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  • Hunter Stewart will attend UT Knoxville to major in engineering. He was a member of Young Life, International Club, and Spanish Club. Hunter played varsity football and tennis.
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  • John Teague plans to major in business administration at UT Knoxville. He played four years of varsity football and was an All-District Honorable Mention. John was a member of the International Club and Spanish Club.
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  • Trey Teel, a four-year and founding member of the USJ Honor Council, will attend Mississippi State to study bio-chemistry and Spanish. He was accepted into the Honors College. Trey was the varsity golf and varsity basketball captain, president of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, senior class chaplain, and a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and several other groups.
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  • Ross Thomas, an AP Scholar, will attend UT Knoxville to study biological sciences. He was president of the Science National Honor Society and a member of Mu Alpha Theta, the National Honor Society, and several other groups. Ross participated in the Spanish immersion program in Costa Rica.
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  • Peyton Vaughan, a four-year and founding member of the USJ Honor Council, will study pre-medicine at the University of Mississippi. He was Honor Council speaker, National Honor Society president, and a member of Tri-M Music Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Science National Honor Society, and Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica. He was a six-year member of the All-Northwest Honor Choir.
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  • John Villarreal will attend Union to major in engineering. He was selected to the All-Northwest Honor Choir six times and All-State Honor Choir three times and was the pianist for the All-Northwest choir his freshman year. He earned first place in the state for Algebra II at the TMTA Math Competition and was the medalist in Honors Algebra II/Algebra I, Honors Geometry, Honors and AP Chemistry, and Spanish I and Honors Spanish III.
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  • Dana Viveros plans to major in zoology/biology at Union. She is a pianist and guitarist and volunteered in the Middle School after-school art program. Dana was a member of the Art Club and French Club and participated in USJ’s Art Show and the fashion show.
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  • Kaylie Wehner will major in pre-physical therapy at UT Knoxville. A softball player, she was a member of the two-time state championship Lady Bruins softball team and yearbook co-editor.
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  • Christopher Weiner will major in social work at the University of Missouri. He was a member of the National Honor Society and chaplain of Tri-M Music Honor Society. Chris was nationally ranked in the National French Exam four times, was named to the All-State, All-Northwest, and Quad-State honor choirs, and was recognized for his acting talent in several USJ productions.
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  • Grace Woodside, a graduate of Leadership University, will attend the University of Mississippi. She was member of the varsity track and cross country teams, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, Key Service Club, Young Life, Operation Smile, choir, and Spanish Club. She participated in USJ theater productions and was a Symphony Ambassador.
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  • Hannah Woodward will major in graphic design at MTSU. She attended the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Visual Arts. Hannah’s artwork was accepted into the West Tennessee Regional Juried Art Competition in 2009 and 2012, and she won a Silver Key in the Mid-South Scholastic Art Competition in 2012. She was a member of the Art and Photography clubs and exhibited her artwork in the USJ art show and fashion show.
  • Graduates who will be playing a sport in college include, from left, kneeling, Michael Mysiewicz, soccer at Bethel University; Tyler Hardin, baseball at Murray State University; and Donovan Eubank, soccer at Martin Methodist; and standing, Ryan Garner, baseball at the University of Memphis; Rachel Butler, soccer at Freed-Hardeman University; Chase Hensley, football at Arkansas Tech University; Lauren Riddell, softball at Middle Tennessee State University; and Powers Spencer, football at Sewanee: The University of the South.