Color guard

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School students who serve as boy scouts contributed to the recent Saints Celebration and opening of the school’s new Athletics and Recreation Center (ARC) as the event’s color guard. Shown are (from left) Forrest Carson, Owen Newburger, Luke Fender, and John Sistrunk.


First Presbyterian Day School preschoolers enjoying end-of-morning play are (from left) Gray Nicols, Carlisle Lavender, Walt Mardis, Hank Walker, and Charlie Jones.

Cancer awareness

First Presbyterian Day School recognized childhood cancer awareness month by “going gold for Mississippi kids.” Shown are (from left) McLeod Woodson, Parker Thomas, Gaines Reeves, Maggie Bailey, Reese Russ, and Sophia French.

Take a break

Jackson Academy preschoolers (from left) Brickell Breazeale, Levi Bates, Carter Haralson, Mary Hollis Gresham, Kate Samuels, Ainslie Long, Dudley Stancill, Kaylen Turner paused from a busy day of learning to rest in the shade for awhile.

Gold in the sky

Second-graders at First Presbyterian Day School released gold balloons to recognize September as childhood cancer awareness month. Shown are (from left) Anna Fair Barbour, Victoria Morgan, Frances Hollingsworth, Mary Ainsley Zischke, and Eliza Christopher.


Madison Central High School engineering teacher Michelle Robinson (center) was recently named state-level finalist for the 2017 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program. Also shown are Rosemary G.

I dare you

Jackson Academy juniors receiving the National “I Dare You Leadership Award” for exhibiting personal integrity, balanced living and a potential for leadership are (from left)  James McLemore and Janise Bennett.

Fire safety

Covenant Presbyterian Preschoolers enjoyed a visit from local fireman to learn about fire safety. Sitting on the fire truck are (from left) Clifton Decker, Townes Kelly, Eliot Frascogna, Henry Collins, Simmons Davis, and Henry Moore.


Madison Central High School students (from left) Cedric Beal and Bonnie Hill serve on the Governor’s Healthy Teens For A Better Mississippi council.



Esperanza Velasquez is founder of the Mississippi Hispanic Association in Flowood.