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Homecoming 2013

Homecoming 2013
2013 Homecoming Court

Elected to Jackson Academy’s 2013 Homecoming Court are (from left, back) Peyton Richards, Hannah McCrory, William Crasto, Palmer Barefield, Taylor Hodge, Will McDowell, Grace Golden, Mosam Patel (middle) Leighton Whitehead, Suzie Raines, Bailey Wood, Samuel Anderson, Kristen Clower, Wesley Rule (front) Ford Williams, Rose Maxwell, crown bearer William Ball, flower girl Gaby Busching, Candice Fielder, Tillman Thomas, Lucy Waller, and Chris Howie. Grace Golden was named Homecoming Queen at the halftime ceremony.

Two great opportunities to support our award-winning band in October

2013 JA Band

  • Clinton Arrow Invitational, in the Clinton High School Stadium, October 5th–JA performs at 4:30 p.m.
  • Magazine sale packets will be sent home October 2nd to Lower and Middle School students, or contact charlette.oswalt@millsaps.edu for more information.

Musicianship, artistry, skill, precision, and competitiveness are all terms one could use in association with the JA Band. Our dedicated 24-member band puts in the hours of learning and practice so they represent JA with excellence.

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Homecoming 2013

Homecoming 2013

Homecoming 2013 is this Friday, September 20. Students in ninth through twelfth grade have designated dress up themes for Tuesday-Friday. Homecoming T-shirts are available in the Middle School and Upper School offices. Proceeds from the t-shirt, pizza, and Chick-Fil-A sales this week will benefit the Mustard Seed and CARA. Students are encouraged to bring pet food this week to “line the field” at the pep rally for CARA.

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Giving back by connecting with Service and Learning

Taylor Hawks

Quite a few students at Jackson Academy make service a priority. By helping others in need and supporting important causes, students are challenged to become responsible citizens who strengthen their communities and improve society.

One student who has a heart for endangered animals has found a way to put her concern into action. Freshman Taylor Hawks raised $1,000 last semester selling cupcakes during break. Proceeds were donated to the World Wildlife Fund.

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Students develop abilities to inform, entertain, or inspire with video

Will Goss and Ally ThigpenInstructor Will Goss and senior Ally Thigpen

Students in JA’s film analysis, animation, and interactive media classes are developing literacy in a medium that is all around us. “Video is an integral part of contemporary society. Media literacy will someday become as important as being able to read,” says Will Goss, Upper School film/media instructor.

And while video usage has rapidly gained momentum, JA students have just as quickly learned the concepts and skills necessary to produce videos that inform, entertain, or inspire.

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