Portico Magazine named JA seniors Brent Butler and Carter Elliot among the “25 Students Who Will Change the World.”
More than 50 colleges and universities were represented at the college fair, which is presented each year by our Counseling Office to catalyze students’ search for the college that they will attend. Jackson Academy Upper School students in grades ten through eleven attended the fair to gather information about schools that they are interested in, and learn more about colleges that they may not have previously considered.
Jackson Academy was named the Best Private School in the state by the Mississippi Business Journal Thursday, September 12. The award is the result of an annual ranking that provides residents of Mississippi with the opportunity to select the institutions across the state that they most admire.
Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Middle School Student Council officers, who were elected after two and a half days of campaigning throughout the division. This year each grade will be led by five elected officers and by volunteer representatives. To be recognized as a representative, a student will attend a minimum of 5 meetings and work on two projects each semester. Participating students gain invaluable experience in leading and organizing meetings and projects, while enriching the Middle School community through their service.
Chapels have been considered places of sanctuary for millions of people since the Christian faith inspired their construction. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the school year, our Performing Arts Center and occasionally our gymnasiums become places of sanctuary from the rush of the school year as students gather to learn more about God. Last week, the Upper, Middle, and Lower Schools all held their first chapel meetings of the year.
Margerita Jurkovic’s first step onto a football field was when she was given a sideline pass at the Brickyard in 2017. From that vantage point, she witnessed her first football game. It shocked her.
Ninth grade students spent the first full day of school competing in the August heat by taking on a series of challenges set up at Choctaw Trails in Clinton. The outing is new this year and is Jackson Academy’s most recent addition to the Soar program, which offers experiential learning opportunities.