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Twenty Former Trustees Visit JA

(Pictured front, from left): John Lundy (current), John England (current), Jane Hederman, Lamar Chustz, Karen Bush, Joy Batte, Randy James (current), Alan Futvoye; (Back, from left): Dr. Ed Kennedy (current), Richard Edmonson, Ashley Willson (current), Chuck Miner, Stephen Kruger, Hunter Cade, Dr. Don Seago, Denny Zimmerman, Art Doty, Hamp Dye, John Batte, Becky Waterer, Logan […]

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3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

[slideshow_deploy id=’10987′] The annual 3 on 3 Tournament held each year on Good Friday was April 3, beginning at 9:00 a.m. This is the fifth year for the tournament. JA students from fourth to twelfth grade came together during the holiday to play games of three on three as a way to have fun and […]

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Lower School STEM Students Explore Forensic Science

This week our fourth graders will begin a Crime Lab mission in STEM. During the next few weeks, students will rotate through five unique crime scenes which the crews will have to investigate and solve. These include “The Field Trip Forgery” (handwriting analysis), “The Vandalized Van” (footprint and tire impressions), “The Locker Room Larceny” (fingerprinting), […]

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JA Performing Arts Department Presents Our Town

Thornton Wilder’s Our Town follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: “Daily Life”, Love and Marriage”, and “Death and Eternity”. Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually—in one of the most […]

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2015-16 Jernberg Scholars Announced

(From left): Carter Elliott, Allie Perkins, Columbia Holeman, Peter Jernberg, Sahil Patel, and Gracie Coe Jackson Academy has selected five students for the inaugural class of Jernberg Scholars. The JA Board of Trustees established the Jernberg Scholarship, which celebrates and awards academic excellence, in honor of President Emeritus Peter Jernberg who retired this past summer. […]

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Lunch to Lead Explores Quiet Leadership

(From left): Caroline Childress, Emma Ward, Ray Higgins, Vivian Lang, Liv Noble, and Olivia Stringer Monday’s Lunch to Lead speaker was Vivian Lang, from the Class of 2010. She spoke to the students about how she has expanded her view of leadership since her high school years. Vivian related how she once believed that there […]

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Third Quarter Honor Rolls

Honor rolls for grades 7 through 12 for the third quarter of the 2014-15 school year are as follows: Academy: Twelfth Grade William Bell, Hunter Berry, Sarah Allen Bowman, Elizabeth Burford, Kristen Clower, Grady Fisher, Maris Hardee, Maggie Hubbard, Hannah Jane LeDuff, Jake Manning, Suzie Raines, Tori Roberts, Thad Scott, Mary Brooks Thigpen, Will Tribble, […]

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Career Day Highlights Job Prospects for College Grads

Every other year the Counseling Office and Alumni Relations Office host Career Day for juniors and seniors. This year, Bethany Cooper, a corporate recruitment and talent management coordinator for FNC, Inc. in Oxford, Miss., presented the keynote talk. Her presentation was followed by track sessions featuring medical (physician, nurse practitioner, physical therapist, and physician assistant) […]

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Valentines for Veterans

Led by the MS Impact Club, middle school students participated in a service project for veterans at the local VA hospital. Students donated candy and each middle school student made a Valentine’s Day card. Student volunteers packaged the donated candy and attached a card to each. The cards and treat bags were delivered to the […]

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