Middle School Presents Pinocchio, Jr

The Middle School closed out the theater season with “Pinocchio, Jr”!














Tyler Bruno as "Pinocchio" and Chandler Haynes as "Geppetto"

Tyler Bruno as “Pinocchio” and Chandler Haynes as “Geppetto”

Great performance to end a great theater year!

To see more images and to purchase downloads and prints visit our online gallery.

REMEMBER:  the gallery will shut it’s virtual doors permanently May 17th.


Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards

As an Affiliate of the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, the Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards honors exemplary art by students in 7th through 12th grades, recognizing their outstanding achievements in a competitive annual exhibition and providing cash prizes and scholarship opportunities.

Congratulations to the following students who placed in the Mid-South Scholastic Art Competition

Alannah Yellen, Silve Key,  9th Grade, Sculpture, "The Harp Angel"

Alannah Yellen, Silver Key, 9th Grade, Sculpture, “The Harp Angel”

Lauren Randoilph, Silver Key, 12th Grade, Drawing, "Dad's Old Combat Boot"

Lauren Randolph, Silver Key, 12th Grade, Drawing, “Dad’s Old Combat Boot”

Sarah Carraher, Honorable Mention, 9th Grade, Sculpture, "Heal"

Sarah Carraher, Honorable Mention, 9th Grade, Sculpture, “Heal”


We’re Back and Arty-er Than Ever!

Welcome back to school! Hope everyone had a great break!

"Skeleton", Photography, Isabella Edwards, 12th Grade

“Skeleton”, Photography, Isabella Edwards, 12th Grade

To get you back in to the groove, there are a couple of shows and receptions to get those creative juices flowing.

Tuesday January 14th 5-7 Bank of Jackson, Oil Well

Student Art Exhibit Opening featuring works by students from USJ, JC, Trinity and Sacred Heart – Open to the public

Students featured from USJ Upper School:
Kate Petrinjak
Sarah Carraher
Sarah Pierce
Maddie Studtmann
Alannah Yellen
Bailey Cozart
Claire Jaggers
Hope Magee
Luokas Georgio
Clayton Hughes
Mattie Boyd
Samantha Sullivan
Jessica Garland

Students from Middle School

Anaki Mahajan, Michelle Nnaji, Caroline Yakin, Jared Koerner, Eli Garey, Maddie Bigford, Sarah Frix and Megan Gorbet

Sunday January 26th  2-4 West Tennessee Regional Art Center, 1200 Main St, Humboldt, TN 38343

West Tennessee Regional Juried Student Art Exhibit Awards Ceremony and reception– Open to the public

Students featured from USJ:
Harrison Baker
Sarah Carraher
Rebecca Cloar
Jacob Denbrock
Isabella Edwards
Madeline Koester
Sheffiga Rose
Jordan Stewart
Samantha Sullivan
Alannah Yellen
Mattias Chalikias
Sarah Frix
Shereen Haji
Hope Smith
Zander Threet

See you there!

Middle School Students in West TN Regional Art Center Student Art Show

Works from five of our Middle School students were excepted in the West Tennessee Regional Art Center’s Student Art Show.

Hope Smith - 6th Grade

Hope Smith – 6th Grade

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Shereen Haji -7th Grade


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Shereen Haji -7th Grade, Honorable Mention for “Underwater Beauty”

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Mattias Chalikias-7th grade

Sarah Frix-8th grade

Sarah Frix-8th grade

Xander Threet-8th grade

Xander Threet-8th grade




All Northwest Jr. High Honor Choir

Congratulations to the following students who were selected to the all Northwest Jr High Regional Honor Choir!

Soprano 1

Ashlee Dunn, Abby Vaughn

Soprano 2

Bentlee Clarkson, Macy Scott, Ella Terry


Alto 1

Linsey Riggins

Alto 2

Ashlee Allison, Ali Butler, Maggie Exum, Sydney Kwasigroh


Patrick Aherrera, Tanner Atkins, Ethan Baskin, Trent Baldwin, Tyler Bruno, John Giampapa, J.D. Jaggers,  Amir Kaveh, Alexander Peftoulidis, Miguel Sioson, Wells Smith, Peyton Taylor


Jude Anderson,  Brian Bada, JP Boyd, Wesley Craig, Ryan Davis, Drew Harbin,  Chandler Haynes, Brittain Rainey, Landon Sellers, Trey Smith, Josh Tabor,  Jack Tygart, Michael Villarreal

Great job!!

Sweet Theater Season Opener – “Willie Wonka, Jr.”

This weekend a bunch of bratty kids took over the stage at Blankenship Theater. Don’t worry, they were just acting!

Chelsea Bada "Mrs. Beauregarde" and Ashlee Allison "Violet Beauregarde"  Photo: Terry Johnson

Chelsea Bada “Mrs. Beauregarde” and Ashlee Allison “Violet Beauregarde” Photo: Terry Johnson

We think……….

Mary Humphrey "Veruca Salt"  Photos: Ginka

Mary Humphrey “Veruca Salt” Photos: Ginka

Keaton Miller "Augustus Gloop" and Macy Scott "Mrs. Gloop" Photo: Ginka

Keaton Miller “Augustus Gloop” and Macy Scott “Mrs. Gloop” Photo: Ginka

There were scary moments

Brylee Whitsitt "Ms. Teavee", J.D. Jaggers "Mike Teavee" and Alexander Peftoulidis "Willie Wonka" Photo: Ginka

Brylee Whitsitt “Ms. Teavee”, J.D. Jaggers “Mike Teavee” and Alexander Peftoulidis “Willie Wonka” Photo: Ginka

Triumphant moments

Chandler Haynes "Mr. Salt" and Lili Mahalati "Veruca Salt" Photo: Ginka

Chandler Haynes “Mr. Salt” and Lili Mahalati “Veruca Salt” Photo: Ginka

And sad moments,

Vincent Stanfill "Charlie Bucket"  Photo: Ginka

Vincent Stanfill “Charlie Bucket” Photo: Ginka

But in the end, the sweet kid always wins.

Ethan Schlegel "Charlie Bucket"  Photo: Ginka

Ethan Schlegel “Charlie Bucket” Photo: Ginka

To view more images from “Willie Wonka, Jr” and to purchase downloads and prints, visit our site.

The Musical Theater Season is Here

Alannah Yellen ,"Once Upon a Mattress"  Photo: Ginka

Alannah Yellen ,”Once Upon a Mattress” Photo: Ginka


We will open the season with the Middle School production of “Willie Wonka” Saturday, September 21st at 7:00 PM with a matinee performance Sunday, September 22nd at 2:30 PM.

Photo: Ginka

Photo: Ginka

There will be two casts for this play. Here is a peek at the main characters:

Willie Wonka – John Giampapa & Alexander Peftoulidis

Charlie Bucket – Ethan Schlegel & Vincent Stanfill

Grandpa Joe – Josh Tabor

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and students (USJ students get in free) and can be purchased at the Upper School front desk in advance or at the door the night of the show provided there is not a sell-out.

Get ready for some sweet fun!!