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Football offense

Jackson Prep’s 2018 Offensive Football Awards were won by (from left) Tripp Cory, Most Valuable Lineman; Jerrion Ealy, Most Valuable Back; Charlie Ott, Most Valuable Lineman; Peyton Greenwood, Most Valuable Receiver.

 


Fab friends

The First Presbyterian Day School Fabulous Friends (down syndrome class) raised more than $1,100 for the Central Mississippi Down Syndrome Society by participating with students in Rock Your Socks on World Down Syndrome Day. Pictured are (from left) Leighton Myrick, Ava Hutton Gregory, Amelia White, Charlotte Luzardo, and Taylor Edmonson.


Junior winners

Madison Ridgeland Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Students selected as 11th-grade beauty and beau winners are (from left) Nathan Tullos, Nasson Rodriguez, Christopher Snopek, Campbell Owens, Nikki Tullos and Emma Wilson.

 


Chorus members

Madison Middle School presented “Aladdin, Jr.”  as their fall schoolwide musical.  Students were chosen by audition for roles as the cast and dancers. Sixth-grade choir students sang as the chorus, while others assisted with sets, and former students served as crew.


Susan Draughn

Susan Draughn has been named Madison Central High School’s Parent of the Year. Draughn serves as the 2018-2109 Madison Central PTO President. She has served in numerous PTO roles in each Madison zone school throughout the years, including PTO President at Rosa Scott School from 2016-2018.



Honor Roll mississippi college

Northsiders were recently named to Mississippi College’s Dean’s and President’s Lists.

On the Dean’s List are Joseph Abbott Jr., Atul Aggarwal, Andrew Ahlrich, Lydia Aluko, Peyton Barnett, Courtney Brooks, Patrick Bufkin, Gabrielle Buteau, Charlene Claudio, Mason Crowe, Mackenzie Danaher, Katherine Fritts;


Book tour

Author and illustrator Greg Pizzoli recently read his newly published work, “The Book Hog,” aloud to Jackson Academy lower school students. Shown are (from left) Kate Holsenbeck, Cash Woodall, Chase Ory, Pizzoli, Elizabeth Peters, Reece Burgess and Allyssa Lynskey.

 


Got an “A”

Sen. Walter Michel (left) recently visited with former Madison County Schools Superintendent Kimber L. Halliburton, one of 18 school leaders who visited the Capitol to be honored with a presentation of Senate Concurrent Resolution 540 saluting them for achieving an “A” accreditation rating for the 2017-18 school year.


Entourage

Madison Middle School presented “Aladdin, Jr.”  as their fall schoolwide musical.  Students were chosen by audition for roles as the cast and dancers. Sixth-grade choir students sang as the chorus, while others assisted with sets, and former students served as crew.


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Lack of action results in loss of 34,000 library books

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Inaction by library officials has resulted in the loss of approximately 34,000 books at the now defunct Charles Tisdale Library. The books were destroyed by black mold.

Meanwhile, any hopes of cleaning the collection were dashed recently, when an insurance claim filed to cover the books’ restoration costs was denied.




perfect match

In rare occurrence wife was able to give husband her kidney for fourth transplant

When looking for a spouse, many search for their perfect match.

Madison residents Chuck and Jennifer Dew found that and more in each other over the years since they met as teenagers.



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JA student killed in car crash, one day before she was to graduate

By ANTHONY WARREN,

A vigil will be held tonight for the Jackson Academy (JA) student killed in a car crash today.

Frances Anne Fortner was driving along Ridgewood Road around 1:30 p.m., when she hit a manhole cover and her car flipped, according to Precinct Four Cmdr. Keith Freeman.

The vigil will be at 7 p.m., on the school's campus.






Renaissance to feature new show fountain, theater and Costco

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The second and third phases of Renaissance are on track to be finished next year, complete with another show fountain and Malco theater.

The city of Ridgeland director of community development Alan Hart said, based on reports from the developer, that phase two of Renaissance should be open by summer or fall of 2019.






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The real voter fraud

North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District may be a long ways from here, but the lessons it has provided in recent days about election fraud have implications far beyond the Tar Heel State.


Quiz bowl

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s Quiz Bowl team competed in the seventh annual Mustang Invitation Tournament at Murrah High School. They competed against 22 other teams from all around Mississippi and the surrounding states, placing first in the tournament for the fourth year in a row.


History of Rosalie

The Mississippi State Society Daughters of the American Revolution purchased Rosalie Mansion in Natchez, for its state headquarters 80 years ago.  Part of the celebration included Kay McNeil who presented the “Peter Little’s Story”,  followed by the DAR History of Rosalie and Fashion Show presented by Polly Grimes.  Members of the state society



Study family

Jackson Academy fourth-graders (from left, back) Macy Garrard, Cooper Griffin, Ella Kate Brien, Mikhaden Peters; (front) Brianna Wang, James Ogden II, and Elle Earl recently interviewed family members and friends before writing and illustrating short biographies about them for a class project.

 


all winners

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School had multiple winners in the Eudora Welty Foundation’s 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers. St.


Performers

First-graders at First Presbyterian Day School performed their annual Christmas pageant, "Sent to be our King." Shown are (from left, back) Ella Tullos, Wills Lane, Allen Arterberry, Owen Green, Sam Bowman, Lettie Wyatt, (middle) Marie Young, Sydney Smith, Neely Boyd, McRee Raggio, Baker Arnemann; (front) Hank May, Katherine Lewis, Maddie Reeve


Black student union

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s Black Student Union (BSU) was created in 2015, with the intentions of representing the interests and concerns of black students at St. Andrew’s, facilitating and enhancing the academic success of black students, and promoting positive interaction and mutual respect with other organizations.


Young leaders

Jackson Academy students (from left, back) Logan Thomas, Steven Chustz, Charlie Gautier, Sydney Morris; (front) Reese Anderson, Shields Armstrong, Anna Roberson, and Gabrielle Morris are a part of youth leadership and diplomat programs offered by area county and city organizations, giving them the opportunity to learn about business, government


Rotary speaker

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba was a recent speaker for the Rotary Club of Jackson. Shown are (from left) club president Neddie Winters,  Lumumba and LeRoy Walker.


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Social

The University of Mississippi recently released the Fall 2018 Dean’s List. Students must earn a semester GPA of 3.50 to 3.74 to be listed on the Dean’s List.