Congratulations to the Jackson Academy students who placed third overall in the Mu Alpha Theta math competition last week! The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science has hosted the event for more than 20 years to give students from across the state the opportunity to engage in a competitive math tournament. Thirty JA students from grades eight through twelve traveled to compete against 27 other teams from across the state.
Each year at JA, kindergarteners and seniors are matched with one another to form a mentoring relationship through the Alpha and Omega program. Their connection is evident when they see each other, often greeting one another with a big hug. Throughout the year they do many activities together. At times they have played basketball together and enjoyed picnics on the football field, but this month things got a bit more meaningful.
Congratulations to the 18 Upper School students recognized in the 2020 Scholastic Art Competition!
A record-breaking number of JA students represented the school at the MAIS Concert Band Clinic held at Hinds Community College Thursday through Friday of last week. The clinic offers students who are enrolled in MAIS band programs with an opportunity to compete, collaborate, and network with fellow musicians.
Azaria McDowell and Steven Chustz have been named Jackson Academy’s School Winners in the Heisman High School Scholarship competition! The Heisman High School Scholarship program recognizes scholar-athletes who perform with excellence in the classroom, on the field, and in their communities.
Grandparents didn’t mind returning to school one bit, as long as they got to sit beside their grandchildren in class. Over 200 grandparents, relatives, and special friends braved a bit of stormy weather to attend JA’s first Upper School Grandparents Day Friday.
CJ Stewart knows how to be a leader, a challenger, and an ally of young people. Since his graduation from an independent school in 2007, Stewart says he has experienced a lot of life in a short amount of time.