Jackson Prep’s newest inductions into the International Thespian Society include (from left, back) Sam Smith, Matt Gross, Katie Simmons, Taylor McClure, Amanda Roberts, Dallas Jordan, John Louis Black, Adam Malone; (front) Victoria Chough, Mary Robinson Coco, Scott Shive, Anna Voynik, Ben McBride, Bailey Graves, Patrick Faulk, Michelle Daschbach. Not pictured: Catherine Watson. The International Thespian Society, founded in 1929, is the student honorary division of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), the professional association of theatre education. They serve more than 4,900 schools around the world with an active membership of more than 129,000. Each Thespian inductee has completed hours of excellent work in theatre arts and related disciplines.