Wendy’s High School Heisman Award

Heisman Winners
Awarded the Heisman nomination from JA are (from left) Alison Turbeville and Duncan Maxwell.

Two Jackson Academy seniors have been chosen to represent JA in the competition for the prestigious Wendy’s High School Heisman Award based on their academic aptitude, athletic talent, and exceptional commitment to their school and communities. The program, awarded in conjunction with the collegiate Heisman, celebrates the achievements of the nation’s top high school seniors both in and out of the classroom.

JA Classic Schedule Unveiled

The Jackson Academy Basketball teams will host the annual JA Classic Thursday January 9th through Saturday January 11th. Here is the schedule for the three days of games:

Thursday, January 9
4:00 MRA vs Copiah Girls
5:15 MRA vs Copiah Boys
6:30 JA vs Hillcrest Girls
7:45 JA vs Hillcrest Boys

Friday, January 10
4:00 Jackson Prep vs. Prairie View Girls
5:15 Jackson Prep vs. Prairie View Boys
6:30 Hillcrest Christian vs Grenada HS Girls

Saturday, January 11
1:30 MRA vs Prairie View Girls
2:45 MRA vs Prairie View Boys
4:00 JA vs Jackson Prep (Jr. High) Girls
5:15 JA vs Jackson Prep (Jr. High) Boys
6:30 JA vs Jackson Prep Girls
7:45 JA vs Jackson Prep Boys



Softball Team Helps Family in Need at Thanksgiving

The JA Softball team rallied together for a worthy community cause at Thanksgiving. Team members gathered food, crayons, and coloring books for a needy family that consisted of a single mom taking care of six children, four of whom she has taken responsibility for in response to absent parents from other families. Some JA players got together and delivered the items to the very grateful family. A touching moment was when the oldest boy saw the crayons and coloring books and remarked, “Wow, these are our first new crayons ever.”

JA Softball has occasional skill sessions and practices. Girls in grades 5-11 who are interested in softball need to contact coach Aimee Plunkett (aplunkett@jacksonacademy.org) to be notified of the next skill session or practice or to find out more about JA Softball.

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.