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Cross Country Ties Up 2019-2020 Season with a Bow

The JA Cross Country Team held its awards night on Wednesday, December 4 in the JA Cafeteria to wrap up an exciting season of competition and growth. The evening of food and fun was a great way to celebrate, with dinner catered by Lexington Independents. Members of the team were presented with individual awards.

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JA Names Lance Pogue Head Football Coach

Jackson Academy Head of School Jack Milne announced this morning that Lance Pogue has accepted the call to become the school’s next head football coach, following last week’s announcement by current Head Football Coach Larry Weems to his players that he would not be returning for the 2020-21 school year.

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JA Drives into the Holidays with Christmas Carpool

Jackson Academy had a lot of guests from the North Pole on campus last week! Welcoming students and families to school in morning carpool Tuesday through Friday were Mr. and Mrs. Claus and a troupe of reindeer, elves, Christmas trees, gifts wrapped and ready, and a few snowmen who braved the warm Mississippi weather. Elsa and Anna even came from Arendelle. Smiles lit the faces of everyone in carpool line – students, parents, and greeters alike. It was truly a magical way to launch the holiday season at JA!

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Third Grade Welcomes Audience to Little House

Last Friday, third grade students dressed up as characters from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s book Little House in the Big Woods and performed in the Performing Arts Center. Ingalls books have influenced many avid readers for generations, including the students at Jackson Academy.

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Volleyball Teams, Players, and Coach Capture Awards

JA volleyball was recognized this past week by the Clarion-Ledger for All State team selections and Coach of the Year. Earlier in November, MAIS named JA players to the All State team and as Player of the Year. At the team banquet, varsity and junior varsity team records were recognized and individual awards were presented.

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Heisman High School Winners

Azaria McDowell and Steven Chustz have been named Jackson Academy’s School Winners in the Heisman High School Scholarship competition! The Heisman High School Scholarship program recognizes scholar-athletes who perform with excellence in the classroom, on the field, and in their communities.

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