Congratulations to the JA Lady Raiders! The team attained its 40th win and the MAIS Overall Championship title at Mississippi College Saturday. The Lady Raiders defeated Kirk Academy 52-39 for the title. Named to the MAIS Overall All Tournament Team were De’ja Bradford, Conley Chinn, Emily McNair, Lauran Sheriff, and Malon Stratton.
The Lady Raiders won 59-25 in Monday’s game against Leake to advance to the second round of the overall tournament. Wins against Oak Forest (58-28) on Wednesday and Marshall (40-15) on Friday earned the team a spot in the championship game.
The boys varsity team advanced to the overall tournament, winning their first round game against Canton Academy 57-48. In the second round, they had a 70-44 win over Riverdale and ended their season in a 63-61 loss to Hartfield in the third round. Micah Morgan was named to the All Tournament team.
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 Monday morning the Jackson Academy Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society inducted 13 new ninth grade members and 41 new eighth grade members. Students serving as officers and helping with the event were Nelson Thomas, Anna Katherine Ray, Kennedy Nations, Douglas Noble, Brent Butler, Nicholas Brown, Lily Grace Thigpen, and Virginia Parry.
Academy Honor Roll
Parker Alexander, Anna Douglas Almand, Alexandra Barlow, Lizzie Bowman, Mary Kathryn Brogan, Grace Cartwright, Conley Chinn, Natalie Ford, Callie Hall, Grace Herfurth, Mary Hunter Johnston, Abbie Knighton, Claire McClure, Milla McCormack, Kassidy Neal, Chloe Owens, Grace Parry, Sahil Patel, Michael Payne, Alexander Schott, Elizabeth Scott, Livvie Strickland, Phillip Talley, Mitchell Tyner, Nancy Usey, Caroline Watson, Dray Willson
Avery Anderson, Janise Bennett, Hadley Brennan, Sam Ciaccio, Kennedy Collins, Hannah Collums, Sophie Creath, Cailynn Gregory, Lacey Irby, Will Laird, Braden Lewis, Dolph Maxwell, Gracie Meck, Blake Mills, Kennedy Neal, Allie Perkins, Emma Ward, Anna Claire Williams