Ross Bjork, the University of Mississippi athletic director, recently spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. He discussed the vision, budget and current events at Ole Miss athletics.

Book boxes

Students in Jackson Academy’s lower school created book boxes based on their summer reading. Displaying their creations are (from left, back) Avery Buchanan, Avery Pickering, Meridith Ray, Leighton Sijansky; (front) Elizabeth Wells, Elle Earl, and Jack Satcher.

Senior reps

Madison Central High School Student Government Association senior members are (from left, back) representatives Mary Ranie Miller, Tara Amos, Catherine Whitten, Anne Daniel Embry, Brooke Thomas and Stroud Tolleson; (front) secretary Spencer Castilla, president Cedric Beal, treasurer Chanu Cherukuri and vice president Parth Malaviya.


Each year First Presbyterian Day School adopts a ministry for families and students to support. The 2017-2018 mission project is Mission First, located in the city of Jackson. Lee Thigpen (back), Mission First director, recently spoke to students during chapel to kick off the year of partnership and giving.

Firemen visit

Covenant Presbyterian preschool enjoyed a visit from local firemen and got to tour their fire truck. Enjoying the morning are from (from left) Bodhi Kirk, Swayzie Dantone, Caroline Thomas, and Liam Nowell.

Football Friday

The Jackson Academy Raiders kicked off their first football Friday of the year with a pep rally led by the JA accents, varsity cheer, band, and the Rowdies, an organized spirit group made up of senior boys. Ready to cheer on the Raiders are (from left) Parker Guy, Tre Lewis, David Robertson, Garrett Clarke.

Fun in the sun

Jackson Academy seniors (from left) Emma Ward, Olivia Stringer, Caroline Childress, Hadley Brennan, Kellan Clower, Sarah Grea Walker, Sara Brooks Adams, and Brehan Whitehead started the year off in the sun after parents provided treats during break for the Jackson Academy Class of 2018.