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Twice This Year: JA Named Best Private School

The Clarion-Ledger announced Sunday that Jackson Academy was named Best Private School in its poll in which Mississippians vote for their most admired businesses, organizations, people, and events. In two other categories, voters named Sandra McKay Best Teacher and the JA Carnival Best Festival.

This announcement comes just weeks after the Mississippi Business Journal named JA the Best Private School in its annual poll.

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Grandparents Enjoy Precious Moments at JA

Grandparents didn’t mind returning to school one bit, as long as they got to sit beside their grandchildren in class. Over 200 grandparents, relatives, and special friends braved a bit of stormy weather to attend JA’s first Upper School Grandparents Day Friday.

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Hammering Away at Cancer

The JA campus community took action last week to beat breast cancer, making Friday’s pep rally a “Pink Parade,” sponsoring a fundraiser, and offering up-to-date prevention details to faculty and staff.

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Jackson Academy Celebrates Homecoming

Crisp air added the perfect “football weather” to a festive Jackson Academy homecoming. The weekend was made special by homecoming court royalty, an anniversary recognition, returning alumni, and a win for the Raiders.

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Volleyball Champions!

Ranked No. 1 in Mississippi among public and private schools by Maxpreps, Jackson Academy’s volleyball team captured the state crown and finished with a 43-3 record, undefeated among MAIS schools. Read the full story on MississippiScoreBoard.com Also, check out the full write-up of Lady Raider Volleyball’s record-breaking season and straight-set victory over Hartfield Academy in […]

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Student-Led Retreat Grows Faith and Friendship

“The reality of obedience is this; it’s less of God saying, ‘Don’t do that,’ and it’s more of God saying, ‘Will you trust me?” Last weekend, Hamilton Harper, Student Pastor at Cornerstone Church in Athens, Alabama, and Christ United Methodist Church’s worship band led 161 attendees and 65 student-leaders to focus on the idea of living fearlessly out of the knowledge that God always has a plan to provide for and protect His children. Throughout the weekend, students spent time in small groups led by upperclassmen and enjoyed several recreational activities, including a Western-themed line dance, basketball, and an eating competition.

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National Merit Commends Reese Anderson

Congratulations to senior Reese Anderson on her commendation from the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program! Reese is among 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation recognized for their exceptional academic promise. In the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, Reese placed among the top 50,000 scorers in a pool of 1.5 million competitors.

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