Fifty young baseball hopefuls eagerly took turns at the plate at Jackson Academy’s Raider Park. The second through seventh graders were part of a program called Hitting with the Raiders that newly-named Varsity Head Baseball Coach Parker Harris and his coaching staff instituted this year.
The Gatorade Company announced January 13 that Parker Bracken has been named the 2019-20 Gatorade Mississippi Volleyball Player of the Year. Parker is the second Gatorade Mississippi Volleyball Player of the Year to be chosen from Jackson Academy.
A record-breaking number of JA students represented the school at the MAIS Concert Band Clinic held at Hinds Community College Thursday through Friday of last week. The clinic offers students who are enrolled in MAIS band programs with an opportunity to compete, collaborate, and network with fellow musicians.
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.
Beth Williamson loves the enthusiasm of her students at Jackson Academy. In teaching seventh grade science, Beth hopes that each student who leaves her classroom not only has an increased knowledge of science, but a love for science.
JA’s Raider Network team produced a live broadcast for ESPN at the NCAA men’s basketball game between Ole Miss and Southeastern Louisiana on December 21. The game marked the second year in a row that Raider Network has been selected to broadcast for the network.
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.