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JA Announces Vice President and Dean of the School Appointment

Jackson Academy President Cliff Kling has announced that Jack F. Milne has been named Vice President and Dean of the School. Milne will fill the role of senior administrator overseeing academics, arts, athletics, and student life upon the retirement of JA’s current Headmaster, Pat Taylor, in May 2017. “Jack brings a wealth of experience and […]

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Pat Taylor Recognized by SAIS

JA Headmaster Pat Taylor accepts 2016 SAIS Distinguished Service Award The SAIS Distinguished Service Award is presented to a head of school or administrator who has spent 25 years of service to one school as well as service to SAIS in recognition of a distinguished career in independent education. The recipient of this award is […]

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Eight Students Represent Their Communities in Leadership Programs

Each year, JA is proud to have several students chosen to participate in youth leadership programs across the Jackson metropolitan area. This year Trussell Jones, Charles Beneke, and Mary Mitchell have all been inducted into the Youth Leadership Jackson program. Chloe Owens has been chosen to serve on the Mayor’s Youth Council. Blaine Bowman and […]

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A Little Birdie Told Us

Jim Tomlinson ’95 We’ve recently received news about a few of our many outstanding JA alumni. 2013 graduate Natalie Jones was selected as a Rhodes Scholar finalist and was on the homecoming court at MSU; four MSU football players are representing JA on the MSU football team and Jamaal Clayborn will represent MSU at the […]

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Three Students Participate in Notable Science Event

Kaylan Sanders, Elizabeth Scott, and Allie Perkins Elizabeth Scott (senior), Allie Perkins (junior), and Kaylan Sanders (sophomore) were selected to participate in the highly notable Perry Initiative all-day event November 5. This competitive program selects only certain applicants around the country to participate in an educational event during which female students learn hands-on about the […]

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Students Read Books to Feed Communities

Read a book. Feed a community. It’s a simple concept that fifth and sixth graders in Nan Dear and Shelle Pinkard’s classes are learning through the program Read to Feed through Heifer International. The program works like this: Students enlist a sponsor who donates a pre-determined amount of money for each book the student reads. […]

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Cross Country Honors Team Members at Banquet

Cross country has wrapped up another great season with impressive finishes for both girls and boys. The Raiders finished second at the MAIS State Championship, while the Lady Raiders finished fourth. Hunter Murray coaches cross country. Team captains for the year were Phillip Talley and Win Varner. Varsity and junior varsity awards presented at the […]

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70 Riders Compete in JA’s Horse Show

The first Jackson Academy horse show, held November 12-13 at the Canton Multipurpose and Equine Center in Canton, was a huge success. Eight teams from five states took part in the show, with 70 riders and 35 horses. There were 164 rides on Saturday and 164 rides on Sunday. Jackson Academy was Reserve Champion both […]

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Three Earn Coveted Lion’s Band Spots

Three JA band members have been honored with spots on the 2017 Mississippi Lion’s All-State Band, which travels internationally each summer for competition. Claire Ross, Alexander Schott, and Bryant Thaxton will join other musicians from across Mississippi as they represent our state and their school. Bryant earned first chair in tuba, Alex earned second chair […]

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Interact Club Facilitates Operation Christmas Child Drive

Middle School students were part of a community service project led by the Interact Club to benefit Operation Christmas Child. This annual event is organized by Samaritan’s Purse, a relief and Christian evangelism organization led by Franklin Graham. The purpose is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world. […]

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