Last week, there was a bit of excitement when a large delivery truck rolled into the JA Administration parking lot. It was full of iPads ready for the coming school year.
It’s not every day that a U.S. Senator calls a high school senior and begins his message with, “You probably already know what I’m about to say,” but Jackson Academy senior Grant Dean received such a call yesterday.
The Book Nook, established by Middle School Literature teachers Nan Dear and Shelle Pinkard through a JAA C.A.R.E.
Jackson Academy juniors and seniors, like all students who are approaching their college years, think frequently about career aspirations.
Congratulations to the Lady Raiders, who took the Class 5A State Championship Saturday, positioning the team as the No. 1 seed going into the MAIS Overall Tournament.
Each morning during February, Upper School announcements featured a moment of reflection and inspiration drawn from Black history, and students paused to read from a “Histagram” bulletin board full of Instagram-styled pictures and biographies of famous Black men and women.
In partnership with Belhaven University, Mississippi Christian Living magazine selected Jackson Academy seniors Meagan Gautier and Madison Lampley as “Christian Leaders of the Future.”
The Jackson Academy community celebrated two athletic signings within the past week. On Wednesday, February 3, Donovan Veasley signed to play football with Holmes Community College. This morning, Brendan Gibson signed to play football with Belhaven University. Both athletes have demonstrated great tenacity in the pursuit of their sport, overcoming injuries during high school to continue their athletic careers in college.
On Wednesday, January 27, senior Coleman Dinkins received a phone call from Senator Roger Wickers congratulating him on his appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Hours of studying, leadership and service, and hard work came into focus as Coleman stood in the Jackson Academy Upper School Counselors’ Office almost speechless, apart from the words “Thank you!”