Student Events

Students Honor Veterans with Program

The students of the University School of Jackson honored our veterans with an assembly on Wednesday, November 9 to celebrate the upcoming Veterans Day holiday. Students presented the colors, provided readings, and sang patriotic songs. Lt. Commander Rob Ragon of the U.S. Navy, a USJ alumnus, was the speaker for the event. The program was the work of the school’s combined choirs and the Social Studies Honor Society. All veterans were invited to attend.

6th Grade Walk-a-thon

This slideshow contains pictures from the 6th Grade Walk-a-thon.





Ghost Run 5k

The freshman class raised $4,400 during the annual Ghost Run on Oct. 20, 2014, as more than 90 runners participated in the 5K race or the subsequent 1.5-mile fun run and walk.

Winners for the girls’ fun run were Olivia Cherry, Catherine Witheter, and Caroline Conder from the Lower School; and Ella Margaret Terry, Claire Lewis, and Sophie Stallings from the Middle School. The overall winner was Amelia Spurlin.

Guys’ fun run winners included Ryan Dye, Keaton Miller, and Alex Smith from the Lower School; and Michael Mantooth from the Middle School. The Overall winner was John Hudson.

In the 5K girls’ race, the overall winners were Madison Perchik and Addison Dunn, who tied. Lexi Krenis won the 10 and under division; Lauren Pitcairn, Anna Pearson and Madison Puzdrakiewicz led the 11- to-15-year-old group; and Sarah Pierce won the 16- to 20-year division. Olivia Poteete, Tracy Michel, and Kemmie Mitzell were the top three among 21- to -30-year-olds; Heather Bassett, Holly Knight, and Chris Steele led the 31 to 40-year-old division; and Kim White, Michelle Puzdrakiewicz, and Sandi Darnall led the 41 and over division.

The overall winner for the guys’ 5K was Logan Riddle. Luke Puzdrakiewicz, Ben Smith, and Marshall Box led the 10 and under group; Cole White, Taylor Duckworth, and Cody Smith led 11- to -15-year olds; no runners were in the 16- to 20-year old division; and Chris Winter won among 21 to 30-year-olds. Steven Ragan, Scott Wyatt, and Shannon Sands were the winners in the 31- to 40-year-old group; and Toni Davis, Eric Cardwell, and John Hudson were the leaders of the 41 and over division.