Megan Lacey and Peyton Norwood signed to play college sports on Thursday, April 11. Megan will compete as a part of Bates College’s track and field team, where she will double-major in biology and politics. Peyton will play golf for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College studying on a pre-law track. Peyton and Megan were JA’s eighth and ninth students to sign for college athletics this year. Congratulations, Peyton and Megan!
Worldwide Program Manager of Apple Distinguished Schools Dr. Bill Ziegler, and other Apple Inc. representatives, met Jackson Academy students, faculty and staff on Wednesday when they visited to observe how the school has successfully incorporated Apple technology into teaching and learning. JA’s Tech Team coordinated the visit after learning about Apple’s interest in seeing JA’s approach more in-depth.
The Class of 2023 watched senior Emily Buchanan sign to continue her academic and athletic career next year at Dallas Baptist University. This marks the fifth JA athlete to sign this year. Emily has been on the JA varsity tennis team since the sixth grade and has been a starter since the seventh grade.
Last Tuesday, SOAR Director Dean Arnold spoke to the Upper School finance class about buying a home. The finance class is taught by Upper School Librarian Bronwyn Burford. Burford’s finance class studies the housing market, debt-income ratios, insurance, and taxes.