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Researchers Unlock Fascinating Secrets of the Gulf for 93 Students

[slideshow_deploy id=’13383′] It’s hard to say what moment of the seventh grade trip was most captivating. For students, many of whom had only passed through the Mississippi Gulf Coast while traveling, the March 8-9 overnight trip was eye-opening. Thanks to staff from the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Lab and the Institute of […]

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The Clarion-Ledger Athletes of the Week

Week of March 21-28 Metro Boy Ford Adams, Baseball Ford Adams went 3-for-9 at the plate with a double, 4 RBI, and a walk-off 2 run homerun against #2 Jackson Prep in a 13-12 series clinching victory. Top Performer Price Sessums, Baseball Price Sessums earned the win in a 8-1 victory over Jackson Prep on […]

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Go…Raider Racer!

When the STEM crew finished production this week, the Raider Racer sported a blue and white exterior. Of course, what other colors would do? Jackson Academy fourth graders are designing, building, and racing an electric car. The new program at JA is one way of fostering interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. […]

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Educators from Three States Observe JA STEM Education

Representatives from three independent and parochial schools in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi were on campus yesterday to tour JA’s STEM program. Educators learned how JA uses innovative Pitsco products in labs and classrooms. JA Headmaster Pat Taylor and Middle School Dean Matt Morgan presented to the group in the PAC, then tours of the Lower […]

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Meeting a WWII Veteran Makes Tour More Meaningful

Sometimes history seems far removed from current experience, but for JA seniors, meeting a WWII veteran yesterday brought the war that changed the world a bit closer. Seniors and chaperones visited the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, which is the official WWII museum of the United States. In addition to visiting with a veteran, […]

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A Look Back to the Rise of Raider Nation

The Clarion-Ledger named Coach Sherard Shaw and the 1995 Raider football team as one the most significant sports stories in the state that year. The championship catapulted JA into two decades of football excellence that changed the balance of power within the independent school ranks in Mississippi. The memory of Coach Shaw and the 1995 […]

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Lady Raiders Earn Top Spot in MAIS Basketball Championship

Congratulations to the JA Lady Raiders! The team attained its 32nd straight win and the MAIS Overall Championship at Mississippi College Saturday. The Lady Raiders defeated Jackson Prep for the title. Named to the MAIS Overall All Tournament Team were Conley Chinn, Lauran Sheriff, Deja Bradford, Emily McNair, and Taylor Tucker. View coverage of the […]

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JA Annual Fund Reaches Milestone!

Thanks to the generosity of so many Jackson Academy families, alumni, and friends, the JA Annual Fund has gone over $400,000 in cash and pledges for the 2015-16 school year! Never before has so much money been raised through the Annual Fund in such a short period of time. We are so grateful to our […]

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Student Organized Program includes Drama, Poetry, and Music

The Black History Program Committee organized an event that remembered the past and looked to the future. Entertainment was provided by Tevin McGuire, a Murrah High senior who has been singing and writing since age 5. The Power Academic and Performing Arts Dance Group presented a performance that was followed by a drama called Take […]

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Students Hear Talk about Leaders with Great Character

(From left): Kathryn Butler, Caroline Watson, Ken O’Keefe, Abbie Knighton, and Emma Ward. When Ken O’Keefe spoke to students at Lunch to Lead February 16, he was clear to point out that the world needs more than just leaders who can accomplish amazing goals no matter the cost. The world needs leaders with great character. […]

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