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John Irwin Kassel

John Irwin Kassel, 84, of Madison, MS, passed away on August 16, 2019, in Austin TX. John was born in New Orleans, LA to Philip Charles Kassel and Iris Mire Kassel on January 23, 1935.  John attended Tulane University. He married JoAnn Morvant on Nov 3, 1956.



Highest averages

Madison-Ridgeland Academy students who maintained the highest academic average among all sports and activities for the 2018-2019 school year were (from left) Alexandra Cullom, Nicolas Rowan, Bryce Ishee, Brewer Hughes, Wilson Benton, Ridge Futral.



Saints baseball

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Holland Townes (center) during the 2019 Senior Night. He was recognized with the baseball team. He is shown with his parents Andrew, Holland and Jan Townes.


Loss

By EDRIE ROYALS,

Another loss.  Another time of grief. My generation experiences death of friends and loved ones with each passing day; and, with every one, we are left with voids that cannot be filled. That`s where we are in the cycle of life. We can see the end, and we are amazed that it is close by.




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Medical marijuana ballot initiative signatures submitted

Mississippians for Compassionate Care submitted 105,686 certified signatures from registered voters to the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office, placing medical marijuana on the 2020 ballot. [Steve Wilson]


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Class of 2023

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School has 10 alumni entering medical school in University of Mississippi Medical School Class of 2023. They are (from left, back) Mary Liza Almand, Hina Qureshi, Jasmine McNair, Baylor Obert, Graham Grogan; (front) Sarah Chase Dulske, Madyson Brown, Avery Villeret, Olivia Becker, and Galina Ostrovsky.


Cheers

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Shown are (from left) Marsha, Logan and Brent Wood.


Soccer camp

Jackson Academy students (from left) Cole Caraway, Andrew Baquie, Londyn Dorsey, Olivia Salvo, Richard Sumrall, Alex Patterson, and soccer coach Phillip Buffington recently participated in a summer soccer camp led by Buffington.



Top in class

Ridge Futral (right) was Madison-Ridgeland Academy’s Valedictorian and Nicolas Rowan was Salutatorian of the 2019 graduating class.




Time for school

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School sixth graders enjoying the first day of school are (from left) Isabelle Zevallos, Chloe Marion, Alleah Paulding, Addie LaRose, Emily Alexander, and Ashley Bryan.


Character

At Jackson Academy’s 2018-19 Upper School awards day (from left, back) Remy Hogue, Banks McNair, Nic Brown, Logan Thomas, Thomas Arnold, Gabrielle Morris; (front) Pier Thompson, Skylar Alexander, Remy Jones, Isabelle Eiland, and Kennedy Nations were given the school’s character and service award in recognition of their service to the school.


Last day

First Presbyterian Day School students had a fun last day of school before Kindergarten Graduation.


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Voting system vulnerabilities

While Mississippi continues to largely ignore the warning that its dependence on paperless voting machines is asking for trouble, here comes word of another vulnerability that these older computerized voting systems probably have.

They use an operating system that will soon be outdated and more prone to hacking.


Valentine party

Students at First Presbyterian Day School celebrated Valentine’s Day with cards and parties. Shown are first-graders (from left) Cameron Queen, Jack Gray, Robin Weaver, Mckenzie Rickels, and Eliza Jane Dukes.

 



Multiple fellow recognition

The Rotary Club of North Jackson recently recognized member Rob Farr with a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow recognition. The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation. Shown (from left) Suman Das, Lee Carney and Farr.


Gray team

Jackson Prep’s seventh-grade boys basketball gray team members include (from left, back) Austin Craft, Cooper Walters, Hayden Frazure, Micah Stallworth, Gage Liston; (front) Barton Lampton, Henry Dawkins, Cooper McCearley, Will Gideon.

 


Soccer senior

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the boys and girls soccer teams. Shown are (from left) Jose, Luis, and Sandra Flores.

 


Elvira visits

K4 students at First Presbyterian Day School had a special visit from “Elvira Tootlebug” on their 100th day of school. Shown are (from left, back) Waverly Strange, Lofton Meeks, Lewis Grubbs, Hutson Hontzas, “Tootlebug”, William McNeer, Allegra Browne, Isabella Bean; (front) Beau Wright, Oliver Davis, and Cali Young.

 

 


Garret Grove

Garret Grove,  St. Joseph Catholic School senior,  has been named Mississippi’s High School Journalist of the Year by the Mississippi Scholastic Press Association. Grove is a reporter, anchor and weathercaster for St. Joe’s award-winning, student-produced, weekly newscast Bruin News Now.


Awarded Eagle

Blake Fletcher (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle Project created a habitat shelter for the Opportunity Center in West Jackson. He is shown with his parents Spence and Ruth Fletcher.



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Bragging rights for another year are on the line tomorrow night, as St. Joseph Catholic School takes on St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, in a storied matchup formerly dubbed “The Holy War.”