February 1st, 2017

JA held the first Lunch to Lead for the spring semester last week. Speaker T.C. Rollins, a local attorney, veteran, and JA parent, shared his thoughts on leadership with students. Lunch to Lead has become a tradition at JA where Upper School students gather over sack lunches and listen to a speaker regarding qualities of leadership, developing leadership, and the challenges of being a leader.

Rollins sustained life-threatening injuries while deployed as a Marine in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom when his Humvee rolled over while he was manning the turret machine gun. After retiring from the military and earning a law degree, he established law offices in several Mississippi cities. Rollins explained to the students that because skills are now evolving so quickly what they learn for one job now may be used in a completely different way in the future.