Science fest

Mary Alex Thigpen, director of marketing with the Mississippi Children’s Museum, recently spoke to members of the Metro Jackson Lions Club about the Mississippi Science Festival. The event was held at the LeFleur Museum District in September, and included exhibits on topics related to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Believe in Mississippi

Rick Looser, creator of the “Mississippi…Believe It” campaign, was a recent speaker at a meeting of the Rotary Club of Jackson. Shown are (from left) President Brooks Buchanan, Looser, and Tom Johnson, past Rotary president, and past district assistant governor of Rotary District 6820.

Golf tournament

Steve Jent, executive director of the Sanderson Farms Championship, spoke recently to the Rotary Club of North Jackson about the Sanderson Farms Championship, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. Shown are (from left) Rotarian Matt Monsour, Jent, and Rotary Club of North Jackson President Witt Ruffin.

Founders day

Members of Alpha Chi Omega, Jackson alumni chapter, Kappa Lambda Kappa, recently celebrated their Founder’s Day. The national collegiate women’s fraternity was established in 1885. Shown are (from left) Kathy Green, Kay McKinnon, Mimi Speyerer, Kay Ewing, Janet Scott, Kathy McGowan, Barbara Travis and Jan Taylor.

Families First

Families First for Mississippi, a nonprofit organization that provides youth development services and training on life and parenting stills, was the topic of a recent lunch program of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club. Shown are (from left) Lavon Fluker-Reed, Dr. Nancy New, Don Burnham, and Jan Collins.

Youth leadership

Madison County Business League and Foundation members serving on the 2017-18 Madison County Youth Leadership Committee include (from left, back) Pat McNulty, Jan Collins,  Monte Barton,  Dr. Don Burnham, Andy Burleson; (front) Taquana Mack,  Tina Lakey, Christy Luckett, Rochelle Culp.



The Jackson Academy Accents won in the MAIS Spirit Competition, taking first place in both the AAAA Kick division and the AAAA Pom division against teams from across the state.