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The Great Kapok Tree Monkeys

St. Richard 3rd Grade Students presented a play based on the book The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry while studying biomes. Students created the set and their costumes for the play based on their research of plants and animals in the Amazon Rainforest. Shown (from left) Lily Frances Garner, Loftis Garner, Neel Boteler, and Reed Walker.



Gallery Guild

The Gallery Guild’s new officers for the 2019-20 year include (from left) Betty Parry, vice president/president elect; Mary Dunbar, president; Tay Morgan, assistant secretary; Lisa Busby and Jane Jones, historian/publicity co-chairmen.


Beyond meat

A lawsuit that claims Mississippi is violating the free-speech rights of vegetarian food producers was inevitable.



French exam honors

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2019 Honors Day Assembly, recognizing students’ accomplishments. Students honored for high achievements on the National French Exam are (from left) Jory Tanaka, Dami Oluwatade, Rhodes Pharr, Khushi Patel, Anna Buckley, Betsy Burrow, and Jacob McGrath.



Field trip

Students at First Presbyterian Day School’s Under the Oaks summer program enjoyed a  field trip to the Mississippi Natural Science Museum. Going were (from left) Annabelle Hendrix and Charlotte Morgan.



Features pageant

Jackson Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Skylar Alexander, (left) daughter of Rhonda and Charles Alexander, was voted Most Beautiful and Max Harmon, (right) son of Lisa and Patrick Harmon was voted Most Handsome.


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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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Renaissance construction

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Construction is on track for the second and third phases of Renaissance, complete with a show fountain and Malco theater.

Phase two of Renaissance is projected to be complete sometime this summer or early fall.

The Costco portion of phase three and four should be complete by next summer.



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.



Jackson Academy RAIDERS

In his third season at the helm of Jackson Academy, head coach Larry Weems has returned the Raiders to their winning ways.

Last year, Weems posted a 9-3 record and took the Raiders to the second round of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) AAAA playoffs.



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Narcotics

Jim Rosenblatt (left) introduced John Dowdy, (center) director of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, who was a recent speaker to the Rotary Club of Jackson. Also shown is club president Brooks Buchanan (right).


Basketball seniors

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s varsity boys basketball team recently held their Senior Night, recognizing the seniors on the team and their parents. Shown are (from left) Mark, Wynn and Stephanie Garriga.


Swim team

Germantown High School 2018 swim team includes members (from left, back) Thad Stephens, Anna Wren Oakes, Bailee Tillman, Jared Snyder, Peyton Boshart, Joseph Reno, Francis Magandy, Megan Stempkovski, Coleman Brown, Ana Speaks, Kelly Quertermous, Reid Lott, Bella Amis, Emma Watson, Sara Lewis, Cade Black, Katelyn Peets, Jagger Jones, Grant Schir


Congressional hypocrisy

Sexual harassment has risen to the forefront of the nation’s consciousness with a deluge of recent allegations against liberals and conservatives in many high-profile professions — members of Congress, Hollywood actors, directors and producers, and even journalists who are supposed to be watchdogs against such bad acts.


jr. varsity softball

Jackson Prep 2018 junior varsity softball team includes (from left, back) Head Coach Cory Caton; Colby Ray, Maggie Birdsall, Amelia Kidd, Raylei McKinney, Miller Jordan, Assistant Coach Shane Bennett; (front) Melle Welch, Grace Sinclair, Emma Stensaas, Tyler Reeves, Ivy Vaughn. Not pictured: Kayleigh Canoy.

 


Farm life

Students in the listening and spoken language class at Magnolia Speech School enjoyed learning about the farm and even milked a cow. Shown are (from left) Barrett Vaughn, Ami Hall, Sehaj Babber, EJ Nichols, Gaby Mazy, Betty Murphy and Smith Barksdale.



President’s education

Jackson Academy seniors who earned recognition in the Presidents’ Education awards program were (from left, back) Braden Lewis, Hadley Brennan, Sam Ciaccio, Dolph Maxwell, Emma Ward, Will Laird; (front) Avery Anderson, Lacey Irby, Janise Bennett, Hannah Collums, Anna Claire Williams, Allie Perkins, and Blaine Bowman.



Tenth-grade maids

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Homecoming 2018. Members of the homecoming court representing the sophomore class are (from left) Mary Reagan Barnett, Eliza Warnock, and Abigail Calimaran.

 


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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2019 Honors Day Assembly, recognizing students’ accomplishments.