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Fireworks to fill Northside skies at Independence Day celebrations

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The sky will be bright with fireworks as Fourth of July celebrations kick off this weekend.

So, don your red, white and blue and all things star spangled and head out to one of the various Independence Day events across North Jackson and south Madison County.

There is something for everyone to enjoy in true patriotic fashion.




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One sitting

First Presbyterian Day School presented engraved Bibles to students who recited the Children’s Catechism in one sitting. Shown are (from left, back) Harrison Thomas, Anthon Land, Sam Henson, Jack Graves, Jacob Suggs; (front) Mary Harr Payne, Hannah Day, Campbell Hardy, Katie and Lucy Suggs.



Soccer team

Playing for Jackson Academy’s varsity boys soccer team during the 2019 season were (from left, back) Rush Baldwin, Sean Lackey, Alex Summerford, Robert Culpepper, Drew Antici, Tanner Golden; (front) JQ Morgan, Andrew Harrison, Michael Lowe, William Janous, Reed Travelstead, Samuel Hadley and Banks McNair.


Flag history

The Annandale Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met recently at the Country Club of Jackson.  Robin Person with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History presented a program entitled “The History of the American Flag”.  Annandale members Mary Manning and Mary Sue Mosby presented Robin with a subscription to the American Spir


Organ systems

Presenting on the digestive system in Jackson Academy’s fifth-grade science class are (from left) Elizabeth Hosey, Rimes Dehmer and Maya Turner.

 



Spirited

Jackson Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Voted Most School-Spirited are (from left) Leah Richardson and Preston McWilliams.



Ready for the rodeo

First Presbyterian Day School K3 students celebrated Rodeo Day in preschool. Shown are (from left) Gray Sledge, Pippa Smith, Megan Parks, William Boerner and Wyatt Bufkin.

 


Big chapel acolytes

St. Andrew’s Episcopal lower school students serve as acolytes during big chapel each week. Some serving during the 2018-2019 year were (from left) Emily Reynolds, Eloise Turnage, Addison Tatum, Alice McElroy, Reed Chudy, Alex Fuentes, Hudson Eubanks and Riley Thurman.


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New Eagle Scout

Miller Gleason (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s October Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle Project installed a gravel pathway for LeFleur Bluff State Park.  He is shown with his parents Mike and Sherry Gleason.


run 100

Jackson Academy rising fourth grade students who ran 100 miles or more in Running Club this year were (from left, back) Alexander Weems, Charlie Voyles, Slates Veazey, Henson Tyler, Gus Summers, Zoe Sprayberry, Peyton Smith, Gloria Helen Scott; (second row) Brandon Parker, J.


Interaction

At the Jackson Academy Club Fair (from left) Burkette Moulder, Camille Felder, Gabrielle Morris, and Ashton Berry represented the newly formed Upper School Interact Club, a service group that connects students to local and national charitable organizations.


Conner Ivey

Conner Ivey, Madison Ridgeland Academy 10th-grader, was selected by the “FIRST” (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) organization as a FIRST Dean’s list semifinalist.


Life giving

The Rotary Club of Jackson welcomed Anna LeBreton, outreach coordinator, Mississippi Blood Services, to speak at a recent meeting. LeBreton described the importance of blood and platelet donations for people who depend on this for their lives. Shown are (from left) Rotary President Neddie Winters, LeBreton, and Kenny Windham.


Senior soccer player

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the boys and girls soccer teams. Shown are (from left) Fred, Jack, and Mary Helen Ferguson.


Senior Jenson Williams

Senior Jenson Williams gives everything she has in the anchor leg of her relay team going on to earn the first place ribbon, points for the varsity girls team, and eventually a first place finish for the Panthers varsity girls

 

 

 



Honored for excellence

Catherine Bennett (right) from New Summit School received the Metro Teacher Honoree Award of Excellence from the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership.  Bennett was one of 12 selected from more than 100  nominees. The award is designed to elevate the teaching profession by recognizing and awarding teachers.


Leaders

Jackson Prep 11th-graders (from left) Ben Johnson and Maggie Rutledge were chosen to participate in the Madison County Leadership program.


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Andy Brown (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s May Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson.