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Mission Mississippi Holds Prayer Breakfast

November 5, Mission Mississippi Breakfast on JA campus, 6:45 a.m. PAC Gallery, all invited 

As most are getting up and ready for work on November 5, Jackson city leaders will be discussing some difficult topics. That has been Mission Mississippi’s goal since its inception. It uses faith to start frank discussions about race, Jesus Christ, and community. Started in the early 1990s with a simple breakfast meeting, Mission Mississippi has grown into a statewide organization focusing on breaking down the walls of racism and segregation through the word of God. Through the years, Mission Mississippi has extended its reach all over the state, working to foster individual, lasting relationships.

The JA community is invited to a prayer breakfast November 5, from 6:45-7:45 a.m. held by Mission Mississippi in the Performing Arts Center. This is one of their frequent Tuesday prayer breakfasts held throughout the state and Jackson area. For more information about this organization, www.missionmississippi.net offers an in-depth look at the progress that Mission Mississippi has made since that first breakfast meeting twenty years ago.

Congratulations to the JA Cross Country Teams

Congratulations to our Cross Country teams as they finish the season. Curt Knight placed 1st in the MAIS overall for boys, and Erin Hederman took 2nd for the girls this past weekend. Earlier, girls team won 1st place and the boys won 2nd place in the MAIS N AAA meet. In the N AAA boys division, Curt Knight finished 1st and Bracken Ray was 3rd. The girls swept the first five spots of N AAA with Kate McDowell in 1st, Erin Hederman in 2nd, Skylar Alexander in 3rd, Camille Couey in 4th, and Savannah Swalley in 5th.

SAIS Distinguished Service Award

Peter Jernberg SAIS Award
Peter Jernberg (left)  receives the SAIS Distinguished Service Award Sunday, October 27, at the SAIS/MISBO Annual Conference in Atlanta along with Bill Jablon (center) from Maclay School in Tallahassee, Fla., and Bob Chambers from Athens Academy in Athens, Georgia.

JA President Peter Jernberg received the SAIS Distinguished Service Award Sunday, October 27, at the Southern Association of Independent Schools/Mid-South Independent School Business Officers Annual Conference in Atlanta. The conference is the largest gathering of independent school leaders in the Southeast region representing over 500 independent schools. Given by the SAIS Board of Trustees to recognize long, distinguished careers in independent education, the award is presented to a head of school or senior administrator who has spent 25 years or more in service to a single school, as well as in service to SAIS.

National Merit Semifinalists Video

JA National Merit SemifinalistsStudents who’ve qualified as National Merit Semifinalists know what it takes to generate excellent academic work. Yet along with high scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, semifinalists at Jackson Academy show that an individual can be a scholar and a well-rounded person, too.

“What I like best about this group of students is the wide ranging activities that they are involved in aside from being top scholars,” said Steven McCartney, Upper School Dean. “There is a football player who is also in the show choir, an Accent, and a girls’ basketball player. This highly accomplished, well rounded approach truly represents what we hope for all of our students at Jackson Academy.”

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