Upper School News

The Show is Going on, Online

“The show must go on” may be the theatre’s best-known maxim. Jackson Academy Theatre has taken the saying to a new level, adapting their spring plans to fit the times by taking projects and productions online. In Director of Theatre Arts Kerri Sanders’ theatre tech class, the spring syllabus includes learning costume construction using hand-sewing techniques in the classroom. Instead, students are putting those same skills to use as they sew surgical masks at home.

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2019-2020 Academic Honor Society Inductions – Science and Spanish

JA Upper School Chair of the Science Department Sarah Shaw and Spanish Honorary Sponsor Leah Busby announce the 2019-20 Upper School inductees into the National Science Honor Society and the National Spanish Honor Society. Each Thursday look for other JA academic honor society inductions presented by our faculty. Congratulations to these students for their academic accomplishments!

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JA Students Recognized as Young Authors

Senior Wisdom Ware and sophomore Natalie Turner gained recentrecognition for their writing. Both students previously received Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for creative writing and have served as editor of JA’s creative writing magazine, Images.

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2019-2020 Academic Honor Society Inductions – Math, Latin, and Social Studies

JA Upper School Chair of the Mathematics Department Roxie Hood, Latin teacher and Latin Honorary sponsor Rebecca Fowler, and Chair of the History Department Dee Ball announce the 2019-20 Upper School inductees into Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society, National Junior Classical League for Latin, and Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society. Each Thursday, look for other JA academic honor society inductions presented by our faculty. Congratulations to these students for their academic accomplishments!

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2019-2020 Academic Honor Society Inductions – English and French

JA Upper School Chair of the English Department Sandra McKay and Chair of the Foreign Language Department Catherine Arnold announce the 2019-20 Upper School inductees into the National English Honor Society and the National French Honor Society. Each Thursday, look for other JA academic honor society inductions presented by our faculty. Congratulations to these students for their academic accomplishments!

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Three JA Seniors Named STAR Students

Congratulations to Anna Katherine Ray, Carter Elliot, and Miles Johnson, who have been named STAR students for the 2019-2020 school year by the Mississippi Economic Council M.B. Swayze Foundation, sponsor of the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program.

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Future Christian Leaders

Each year, Mississippi Christian Living magazine, in partnership with Belhaven University, recognizes high school seniors as future Christian leaders. We are pleased to announce that three JA students were chosen with 21 other finalists. Miles Johnson, Sydney Morris, and Anna Katherine Ray will be recognized on March 3 at Belhaven University, from there, two students out of the 24 will be selected to receive scholarships.

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