The Mississippi WheelCats are the only wheelchair basketball team in the state, so their actual games require travel to Texas, Alabama, South Carolina, and other states. Friday, during activity period, JA hosted a game with the boys varsity basketball team, faculty, and the Mississippi WheelCats. The event was a perfect time for the WheelCats to prep for their upcoming season and a great opportunity to bring awareness of wheelchair athletics to the JA community.
On Friday, February 24, Jackson Academy will host the MAIS Class AAAA State Basketball Tournament. Because the first basketball game will begin at 1:00 p.m. that afternoon, we will dismiss all students at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, February 24 so that the campus parking lots will be empty before the first fans arrive. We will still have the After School program, K3 through sixth grade, on that day. Please contact the After School office at 601-368-7398 if you have any questions about After School care.
We look forward to showcasing our friendly, beautiful campus on Friday, February 24, and we thank you for your assistance with this adjustment to the school schedule.
On Wednesday, February 1 in the Learning Commons, two senior athletes indicated their intent to play collegiate sports. During the National Signing Day event, DeQuon Sterling signed to play football with Southwest Community College and Austin Ramey signed to play soccer at Dallas Baptist University.
From left to right: Molly McClure, Regan Felder, Annalee Willson, Olivia Quin, Addison Armstrong and (trainer) Patti Shoemaker.
Not pictured: Lauren Sutton, Ana Kelly Hontzas, Lily Rhoden, Sophie Rhoden, Alden McNamara, Anna Claire Sheffield, and Sarah Clay.
The Jackson Academy Equestrian Team has completed its regular season wrapping up the group’s second year in equestrian competition, with one rider advancing to regionals.
In their final regular season horse show at Providence Hill Farm weekend before last, the Middle School team won reserve champion, and Sophie Rhoden got the sportsmanship award. Molly McClure qualified for regionals to be held February 18 at Providence Hill Farm.
The JA team sponsored our school’s first horse show in Canton earlier in the school year and had great participation by teams from five states. They plan to sponsor another show in the fall. At the Canton show, Middle School won reserve champion.