The National Junior Honor Society recognizes students based on five characteristics: leadership, scholarship, character, citizenship, and service.
Students in Lower School have been celebrating Black History Month all month with stories about famous Black men and women throughout history.
Eighth grade literature students dove into Black History Month studies last Friday, digging into the Emancipation Proclamation and researching Jim Crow laws.
The Jackson Academy campus is regularly abuzz with after-school activities. One of those activities recently led to three JA students earning high marks performing musical selections at a keyboard festival.
In partnership with Belhaven University, Mississippi Christian Living magazine selected Jackson Academy seniors Meagan Gautier and Madison Lampley as “Christian Leaders of the Future.”
The Jackson Academy community celebrated two athletic signings within the past week. On Wednesday, February 3, Donovan Veasley signed to play football with Holmes Community College. This morning, Brendan Gibson signed to play football with Belhaven University. Both athletes have demonstrated great tenacity in the pursuit of their sport, overcoming injuries during high school to continue their athletic careers in college.
On Wednesday, January 27, senior Coleman Dinkins received a phone call from Senator Roger Wickers congratulating him on his appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Hours of studying, leadership and service, and hard work came into focus as Coleman stood in the Jackson Academy Upper School Counselors’ Office almost speechless, apart from the words “Thank you!”
The Jackson Academy baseball team has two professional baseball players in its midst. According to Head Baseball Coach Parker Harris, team members are soaking up all they can from this experience.