Honor Society

The Madison-Ridgeland Academy chapter of the National Honor Society recently inducted 47 new members. Members are selected based upon the qualities of scholarship, leadership, character, and service.

Fifties style

Jackson Academy students (from left) Coleman Dinkins, Emery Thigpen, and McNeill Dinkins dressed up in 1950s style for JA’s recent decades-themed pep rally.


Elected Wittiest Boy and Girl at Jackson Prep’s recent Precis Pageant were (from left) Caleb Gay and Kate Oliver.

School colors

St. Richard Catholic School students dressed up in school colors for “This is St. R!” Spirit Day during Catholic Schools Week. Pictured are (from left) Kate Vandiver and Ashwika Yerramsetty.

Holiday cheer

Jackson Academy’s varsity cheerleaders are the 2019 MAIS state champions in the 5A/6A division. Ready to perform at a holiday-themed pep rally are (from left) Mollie Ann Robertson, Ally Sessums, Evie Hudgins, Isabell Eiland, Emmy Brown, Elise Robinson, Olivia Quin, Ellis Tharp, Meredith Fielder, and Hallie Gray House.

Art winners

Fifty students from Jackson Prep were 2020 Scholastic Art Award winners. The students received a total of 77 awards in categories ranging from sculpture to design to painting to photography. Works awarded Gold or

Drawdown planning

New Summit School will host its 20th annual celebration of education with a drawdown fundraiser, “Beyond all Limits,” benefitting New Summit School and Spectrum Academy & Clinical Services. The event will be February 21, from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Country Club of Jackson.

101 Dalmatians

Madison-Ridgeland Academy kindergarten students recently dressed up like dalmatians to celebrate the 101st day of school. Pictured are (from left) K3 Class students Patrick Shoemaker, Ivy Rogers, Jude Taylor, and Aiden Floyd.


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Kenneth Samuel "Ken" Pace, Jr., 73, passed peacefully at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland on... READ MORE


Kenneth Samuel "Ken" Pace, Jr., 73, passed peacefully at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland on... READ MORE


1. She took her first ceramics class at seven years old at Pickenpaugh Pottery. 2. She and her father got their black belts in Tae Kwon Do together.