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!
Before students arrive each fall, teachers and staff busily prepare the classrooms and the campus. During Teacher Work Week, a pause to this pace occurs for a gathering of all faculty and staff. This year, the group heard inspiring messages from the Executive Director of the Mississippi Baptist Convention Dr. Jim Futral, JA Board of Trustees Chair Scott Pedigo, and JA Head of School Jack Milne.
River water enveloped their senses - the smell, feel, sight, sound, and, sometimes, the taste of it - as seventh graders fought to navigate the current. The seventh grade took a trip to the Okatoma River last Friday, participating in a day-long canoeing excursion where students are encouraged to develop resilience and teamwork as they overcome challenges with the help of others.
Elizabeth “Lizzy” Childress and Virginia Parry attended the eleventh annual Apex Leadership Summit at the University of Mississippi this summer.