At a recent Court of Honor held by Boy Scout Troop 18, David Purvis was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. David is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stan Purvis. For his required Eagle project, David led his fellow Scouts in building a stone fire pit, wood benches and a firewood rack for a campsite at Camp Down Range in Clinton.
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Madison-Ridgeland Rotarians were updated during a recent lunch program on Clean Water for Malawi, an initiative to provide fresh water sources in Africa. Shown are (from left) club members Craig Sosebee, Felipe Zuluaga, speaker Stanley King, and M-R Rotary President Steven Jackson.
Melissa Skelton (center), a partner at Olde Tyme Commissary and Inside Out in the Renaissance in Ridgeland, recently presented board members of Friends of Children’s Hospital a check for $450. Shown with Skelton are Scott Overby (left), board president; and Sidney Allen (right), incoming board chairman.
Fifth and sixth-grade students at Jackson Academy (from left, back) Anna Margaret Hooker, Austin Craft, Adams Kennedy, Kendall Ross, Thomas Antici, Bennett Wier; (front) Virginia Browning, Landry Lester, Tack Mahaffey, Cole Cress, Gracie Drew Pratt, and Olivia Claire Williford received the Outstanding Raider Award.
The fourth annual “Race for Brain Injury Dash N Splash” 5K Run, Walk and Roll was held recently at Old Trace Park in Ridgeland. The race kicked off the day for the Independence Celebration at the Rez. After the race, participants enjoyed watermelon, water balloons and playing on water slides.
Ryleigh Wells (left) and Royce Smith hang out when the sixth-grade girls from First Presbyterian Day School recently volunteered their time at The Mustard Seed.
The River Hills Stingrays placed third overall in the 2017 Jackson Swim Association’s City Meet. Shown are Stingrays coaches and swimmers (from left, back) Coach Ben Burnett, Coach Ashton William Heath, Coach Jack Smithson, Coach Abigail Barton, Co-head Coach Sumner Thomas, Co-head Coach Emily Watson, Poppy Kerr, Coach Trey McMullan; (middle r
Ava Ladner is the 2017 recipient of the Jane Gibbons Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to a Jackson Academy sixth-grade student who demonstrates loyalty to the school, possesses a promise of music ability, and has a Christian spirit of encouragement and kindness.
Merritt Nations is the 2017 recipient of the Higgins Family Scholarship, which is presented to a Jackson Academy student who exhibits a spirit of hard work, moral character, compassion for others, and commitment to improving their school and community.