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MS Preps Recognizes Students

Jack Gnam Tenth Grade Golf First Team Gage Morgan Tenth Grade Tennis Second Team Lailaa Bashir Ninth Grade Tennis First Team Caroline Hill Eighth Grade Tennis First Team Emma Roberts Seventh Grade Tennis First Team Emory Lasseter Seventh Grade Tennis Second Team

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The Clarion-Ledger Athletes of the Week April 25 – May 1

Congratulations to Lailaa Bashir for being named Metro Girls Athlete of The Week by The Clarion-Ledger. Laila (freshman) won both of her matches last week without dropping a single game. She finished the season unbeaten and didn’t drop a single set all year.

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Golf Team Closes Season Ranked Second in State

Congratulations to the Jackson Academy golf team for finishing second in the state Class AAAA Division 1 Golf Tournament. JA finished second shooting 302 at Deerfield. Jack Gnam shot even par and finished fifth in the state.

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Coach Sykes Announces Coaching Staff Arrangements for 2016-17

Athletic Director David Sykes announced that he has finalized the football staff assignments for the 2016-2017 school year. After seven years as junior high head football coach, Parker Harris will join the varsity staff as an offensive and defensive assistant. Mack Norwood will take over the leadership of the junior high football program. “We are […]

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Week of April 12-18

Congratulations to Noah Thigpen for being named a Clarion-Ledger Top Performer. Noah pitched 6.1 innings only allowing three hits and striking out five batters.

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Week of April 5-11

Congratulations to Sam Ciaccio for being named a Clarion-Ledger baseball top performer. Sam picked up his fourth win of the season throwing a complete game against Magnolia Heights. He allowed one earned run, five hits, and struck out four batters.

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Cum Laude Society Welcomes New Members

Inducted into The Cum Laude Society April 12 are (from left, back): Rose Maxwell, Sydney Hays, Sahil Patel, Kyle Kantor, Hayley Murphy, Alexander Schott, Nancy Usey; (front) Lizzie Bowman, Caroline Nall, Glennis McWilliams, Clarke Wilkirson, Amanda Ray, and Annalee Purdie.

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Nine Tapped Thursday for JA Hall of Fame

Announced each year during Upper School Awards Day, Hall of Fame recognizes seniors who exhibit superior qualities of leadership and citizenship, versatility in activities, service to Jackson Academy, and scholastic achievement. Hall of Fame is awarded to students who by their attitude and integrity exemplify honorable standards in all areas of school and community life. […]

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Archers Aim for Precision

The Archery Team was formed in the 2014-15 school year and has had an active season this year. They participate in the high school AAAA division in a program called Archery in Mississippi Schools (AIMS). Bill Bunch and Mallory Gnemi coach the team. Students have participated in five tournaments–two hosted at JA against Christ Covenant […]

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Empathy, Reaching Out Important Lessons of Heifer International Experiences

JA continued two key experiential learning opportunities this year…both related to Heifer International, but designed differently for each age group. Lower School students raised money to help purchase animals to benefit impoverished families around the world. In Middle School, sixth graders visited Heifer Village in Arkansas for an overnight experience that reenacts what life is […]

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