Jackson Academy is proud to recognize three 2021 National Merit Semifinalists. Seniors Zoe Ladner of Jackson, Isabelle Lee of Brandon, and Priya Ray of Brandon are among approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced last week.
Each year, the Trent Lott Leadership Institute for Rising Ninth Graders accepts 50 students from the state of Mississippi. In 2020, three of those students were from JA. Blair Wilson, Red Deaton, and Benjamin Watson were nominated in December of 2019 and earned their place in the program through a two-part application process that focused on their leadership backgrounds and aspirations.
“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.
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!
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.
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!