Class favorites

Elected class favorites at Jackson Prep’s recent Precis Pageant were (from left, back) Andrew Griffin, Preston Oden, Peyton Dunn, Griffin Dulaney, William Bronzi; (middle) Sam Drennan, Blakely Amis, Cassidy Zum Mallen, Annie Watkins, Mary Pettey Hardin, Jimmy Underwood; (front) Campbell Perkins, Gayle Grantham, London Lovertich and Andrea McCaa

Record breakers

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s swim teams recently won the MHSAA Class 1 State Championship. Additionally, the Saints boys 4 x 50 relay broke a record that was set by St. Andrew’s in 2014. Breaking the record were (from left) Jack Sewell, Jackson Van Meter, Reed Finseth, and Rhodes Pharr.

Junior court

Madison Central junior court members are (from left, back) Justice Rose, Dalton Stevens, Carl White and Duke Arnold; (front) Taylor Walls, Lana Evans, Lexie Sanders and Anna Kay Bumgarner. The court was presented during the football game’s halftime festivities.

Kindergarten play

Madison-Ridgeland Academy’s K5 class celebrated the Christmas season with a theatrical production that showcased the reason for the season. Friends and family gathered to watch the little starlets perform in what was informally dubbed the best play of the year. Shown are (from left) Lela Cate Holden and Myers McCool.

Teaching art

Fourth graders at Jackson Academy helped to teach first graders watercolor painting before leaving school for the holidays. Pictured are (from left) Parkes Denton, Leighton Denley, and Mary T. Godfrey.

Ancient study

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School 5th graders, dressed in their finest ancient Egyptian attire, recently celebrated Egypt Day, an annual celebration of their study of ancient Egypt. Shown are (from left) Senyo Dzathor, Addison Tatum, Millie Kerr, Vivian Parker, Ellie Brown, Reese Hall, and Ayden Seale.

Honor Roll

Sean Pooley Jr. of Madison completed his first semester at the University of Mississippi with a 4.0 GPA, making the Chancellor’s Honor Roll.  He plays the trumpet in the band, “The Pride of the South.” He also plays Ultimate Frisbee at Ole Miss. He was graduated from Madison Central High School in 2019.

Read to Feed

Jackson Academy fifth graders who helped raise money for Read to Feed with Heifer International celebrated their success with a Christmas-themed dress day and cookies. Enjoying the event are (from left, back) Ellie Seago, Adrianna Wang, Brianna Wang, Sarah Kathryn Williams, and (front) Avery Pickering.


Ridgeland High School seniors (from left) Sony Severin and Claire Richert have been recognized as semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program, placing in the top 16,000 scorers in a national pool of 1.5 million participants. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S.


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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.