Medical missionaries

Doctors Troy and Farrah Newman (from left, back) spoke to students at First Presbyterian Day School about their experiences serving as medical missionaries at Tenwek Hospital in Bomet, Kenya. Before moving to Africa, the Newman children attended FPDS.

School Board

The 2017-2018 Madison Central High School PTO board members are (from left, back) Dara Bariola, Holly Dean, Marcy Scoggins, Collin Hutchinson, Sandra Strain, Julie Tipton, Terri Iupe, Stephene Johns, Kelly Riley, Jennifer Ishee; (fourth row) Mitcie Reid, Tammy Barham, Penny Melvin, Tracey Thrash, Charlie Price, Kim Whitten, Alicia Knotts, Lisa

Swin team wins

The St. Joseph Catholic School girls swim team won the state championship recently at the state championship swim meet held at the Tupelo Aquatic Center. The St. Joseph boys swim team was runner-up to the state championship.

Heisman nominees

Stdents (from left) Dolph Maxwell and Maggie Smith, seniors at Jackson Academy, have been nominated for the Wendy’s High School Heisman, an award that recognizes the nation’s scholar-athletes who demonstrate characteristics of respect, excellence in education and athletics, and service to their communities.

Good spellers

Representing First Presbyterian Day School in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools District Spelling Bee were (from left) Harrison Fulcher, Nichols Katsaboulas, and Helen Fulcher.

Shark tank ideas

Fifth-graders at First Presbyterian Day School competed in a Shark Tank competition in their Idea Lab classes. Each group invented a product and presented it, along with a marketing plan and budget, to “sharks” (judges).

Students soar

Shown at CJ Stewart Foundation’s Camp Down Range are (from left) program director Brian Ervin, Jackson Academy students Cyrus Manning, Douglas Noble, Carter Elliott, Anna Roberson, Nora Pickering, Lily Grace Thigpen, Lili Alford, Kennedy Nations, Rush Baldwin, Ava Del Vecchio, camp staff Jessie Berry; (front) Virginia Parry, Sydney Guy, Gabriel

Girls basketball

Jackson Prep eighth-grade girls basketball team members are (from left, standing) Anna Clinton Lee, Wilkie Gonwa, Annie Jicka, Grace Sinclair, Caroline Yelverton, Allee Hadden; (seated) Veronica Chough, Selah Ferguson, Evelyn Thornton, Mckenzie Sykes, Margie Frye.


Each year, second-graders at First Presbyterian Day School create a unique Thanksgiving turkey with their families. Shown are (from left) Garrett Maloney, Berkleigh Akins, Anderson Payne, and Victoria Morgan.

Pumpkin reports

Madison Ridgeland Academy third-graders recently did animal pumpkin book reports. They picked an animal, researched it, made pumpkins into animals and presented facts to their class.


Breaking News

Tim Bryan has taken over for Dan Gaillet as engineer for Madison County.


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First Presbyterian Day School sixth-graders (from left) Causey Jones and Casen Macke were chosen Best Manners by their classmates.