“The reality of obedience is this; it’s less of God saying, ‘Don’t do that,’ and it’s more of God saying, ‘Will you trust me?” Last weekend, Hamilton Harper, Student Pastor at Cornerstone Church in Athens, Alabama, and Christ United Methodist Church’s worship band led 161 attendees and 65 student-leaders to focus on the idea of living fearlessly out of the knowledge that God always has a plan to provide for and protect His children. Throughout the weekend, students spent time in small groups led by upperclassmen and enjoyed several recreational activities, including a Western-themed line dance, basketball, and an eating competition.
Congratulations to senior Reese Anderson on her commendation from the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program! Reese is among 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation recognized for their exceptional academic promise. In the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, Reese placed among the top 50,000 scorers in a pool of 1.5 million competitors.
On Saturday the traveling and rehearsals all came together on the field of Linn-Mar High School, where JA’s band received fourth place overall against eight other bands. With one competition behind them, the group rode down the road to Marion High School where they won first place band and first place colorguard! Congratulations to the band, and welcome back from a wonderfully full and memorable trip!
Right before the players teed off, our broadcasting class was welcomed to The Country Club of Jackson by PGA Tour Media Official Doug Milne, nephew to Head of School Jack Milne. Milne led the students and his uncle through a maze of trucks and cables to catch a behind-the-scenes look at the Sanderson Farms Championship.
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.