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International Thespian Society

The International Thespian Society (ITS), founded in 1929, is an honorary organization for high school theatre 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 theatre arts. The Thespian troupe is a subset of the theatre arts program. It is the student honor society, a separate student organization, and membership is earned.  Any student may be a member of the theatre program, but only students who have been officially inducted and registered with the EdTA national office are members of the theatre program and the International Thespian Society.  Students must have a minimum of one hundred hours of theatrical work, whether it’s performance or technical work.  Initial dues are $26, which provide a subscriptions to Dramatics magazine.  The magazine provides pertinent information on colleges, workshops, scholarships, and more.  For every year after, dues are $15 paid at the beginning of the school year.

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Erica Davidson
Upper School Theater, Lower School Spanish

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The University School of Jackson held their first outdoor commencement ceremony on Kirkland Field in Carlock Stadium this past Saturday, May 30, at 9: 00 a.m. The 68 members of the Class of 2020 were joined by USJ faculty and staff, plus a limited number of family and friends to allow for social distancing....

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