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National Football Signing Day

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.

Equestrian Team Completes Season

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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.

Little Dribblers Perform

The Little Dribblers took the court last week in an impressive and entertaining performance of ball-handling skills, timing, and working together. Check out the above video of their performance.

Alpha and Omega Cheer for Teachers and Students

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Seniors and kindergarten students in Alpha and Omega attended the faculty-student basketball games together this past week. They cheered and watched games between female faculty and Upper School girls and male faculty and Upper School boys. The games were competitive and close in score, which made the event all the more exciting! Ultimately, getting to spend time with their Alpha and Omega friend was the most fun of all.

Click here to view the entire photo album from the game on Facebook.

Lady Raiders Basketball Team Receives SUPER 10 Ranking

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The varsity Lady Raiders were listed in the state’s Super 10 for girls basketball teams Saturday in the Clarion-Ledger. Jackson Academy is the only independent school in the listing. The Lady Raiders currently lead the MAIS AAAA rankings. The boys team is currently ranked second in MAIS AAAA.

SUPER 10

1. Olive Branch (21-1)
2. Starkville (17-0)
3. Choctaw Central (15-1)
4. Murrah (14-4)
5. McComb (18-1)
6. Harrison Central (14-2)
7. Jackson Academy (21-2)
8. Lafayette (16-1)
9. Velma Jackson (13-3)
10. Tupelo (14-4)

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