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National Geographic Society Bee Competition

(Back, from left):  Mary Gray White, Will Whitfield, Gabrielle Morris, James McLemore, Reese Anderson   (Front): Ethan Hill, Ty Usey, Regan Felder, Jon Burns, Garner Cheney Ty Usey, a JA fifth grader, won the school level National Geographic Society Geography Bee on January 10 at the PAC. Runners up were sixth grader Reese Anderson, first […]

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Mississippi Blues Marathon

(Back, from left): Bronwyn Burford, Audrey Wilkirson, Bill Bunch, Catherine Burford, Ford Williams, Hunter Wilkirson, Dr. Pat Taylor (Front): Mary Kathryn Brogan, Mary Brooks Thigpen, Clarke Wilkirson, Georgia Gibson, Ally Thigpen, Sarah Allen Bowman, Elizabeth Burford, Mary-Morgan Coburn Members of JA’s Service Club and several staff members volunteered to man an aid station for the […]

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Local Musician Visits Class

[slideshow_deploy id=’6493′] Denny Burkes, a long time fixture on the Jackson music scene, spent time with the contemporary music students discussing his experiences as a drummer, singer, and performer with numerous bands since 1980’s.  Among others, Burkes was part of Great Big Buildings, The Shines, Superband Wasteband, and The Vamps.  Burkes was also a long […]

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Fran Fioretti Wins 16WAPT’s Teacher Award

Fran Fioretti, Lower School First Grade Teacher For more details regarding 16WAPT’s Outstanding Teacher of the Week Award see below: Raider students, parents, alumni, and friends: Here’s an opportunity to nominate one of the teachers who has made an impact in your life or the life of your child for the Outstanding Teacher award. Each […]

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MAIS Executive Director Speaks to Faculty and Staff

(From left): Pat Taylor, Peter Jernberg, Shane Blanton, and Cliff Kling Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Executive Director Shane Blanton delivered an inspirational and challenging message during a professional development day on campus January 6. Blanton emphasized that the success of schools depends upon good teachers, and he encouraged JA faculty and staff to “not […]

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Team Visits Mustard Seed

Our varsity basketball team took a break from practice over the holiday to visit with the Seedsters at the Mustard Seed.   They played games, including shooting some basketball, during their time at this Christian community for adults with developmental disabilities in Brandon.

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Lower School CARA Donation

The Lower School and Preschool students raised $3,200 for CARA this semester through the sale of spirit ribbons during football season. Thank you to all of our students who supported our JA Raiders and CARA by purchasing spirit ribbons!

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JA Hosts Visit by MISBO Executive Director

(From left): Peter Jernberg, Cliff Kling, Marc Levinson, and Pat Taylor Marc Levinson, executive director of MISBO, an association serving over 300 independent schools in the Southeastern United States, visited Jackson Academy December 11. He toured parts of campus and met students and faculty. He spoke to President Jernberg and the administrative team about national […]

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JA Varsity Football Achievements

The annual JA Football Awards were presented Monday night at The PAC to the Jackson Academy Football Team which enjoyed an amazing season of only 1 loss on the field while putting one of the most impressive defensive seasons in JA history. The senior class of 20 players finished with a record of 36-3. They […]

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Wendy’s High School Heisman Award

Awarded the Heisman nomination from JA are (from left) Alison Turbeville and Duncan Maxwell. Two Jackson Academy seniors have been chosen to represent JA in the competition for the prestigious Wendy’s High School Heisman Award based on their academic aptitude, athletic talent, and exceptional commitment to their school and communities. The program, awarded in conjunction […]

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