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second chance

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Recently released female prisoners find help in adjusting through crossroads ministry

Within three years of release from prison, nearly 70 percent of released prisoners were re-arrested. A Madison County program is aiming to cut back on recidivism and help those who are recently released turn their lives around.







Gerard Gibert on Mississippi Lottery

Gerard Gibert, a resident of Ridgeland, was recently named to the Mississippi lottery board of directors. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minor in economics from the University of Mississippi. He is the CEO of Venture Technology. Gibert recently spoke with Sun reporter Nikki Rowell about the Mississippi lottery.




Reservoir officials declare state of emergency to help stop spread of Salvinia

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRVWSD) board has issued a state of emergency due to the presence of the invasive aquatic plant giant Salvinia, which is spreading in Pelahatchie Bay. This is the second time the plant has been found in the Ross Barnett Reservoir.


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April students

Madison Central High School April Students of the Month are (from left, back) Camden Romero, Amy Lin, Rowen Hays, Cash Henderson, Oliver Price; (front) Audrey Kilgore, Gracie Coulter, Amy Pang, Brogan Randall and Cameron Rogillio. Not pictured: David Ramsey, Hunter Roby, Caleb Moak and Jhada Carmel. 



Band seniors

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School seniors in the 2018-19 upper school band are (from left) John Sistrunk, Hannah Clay King, Nathanael Smith, Henry Sanders, Patrick Marcus and Allen Ryu.


Slate of officers

The new Slate of Officers for Magnolia State Chapter, NSDAR was installed recently by Teri Gleason, regent of the Ralph Humphries Chapter, NSDAR. Attendees included (from left) Valerie Alley, Betty Cooper, Lynn Barr, Vijean Burden, Victoria Love and Martha Denny.

 

 


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.


Lifesong

Fourth-graders at First Presbyterian Day School presented the play “Lifesong” to family and friends. Shown are (from left) Wade Smith, Jonathan Nations, Wil Franklin Collins, Aili Leggett, Addison Dungey, and Kennedy Buchanan.

 


Football senior

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Shown are (from left) Melanie, Patrick and Tim Turner.


Dress up

Covenant Presbyterian Preschoolers having fun playing dress up are (from left) Will Kalka, Sam Seacrest, and Carson Young.

 


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.


Study B

First Presbyterian Day School kindergartners all dressed with colors and items starting with the letter B. Shown are (from left) Henry Moore, Kate Houston and Lily Grace Wilson.

 


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