St. Andrew’s Episcopal School members of the 2017 Homecoming Court are (from left, back) Madison Jones, Alyssa Cronin, Olivia Hardwick, Meredith Johnson, Olivia Campbell, Elizabeth Angel; (front) Xenia Minton, Emerson Boone, Claire Azordegan, Mia Hammond, Zahra Naveed, Chappel Pettit, Addie Hillhouse, and Amy Zhang.

Fall fund-raiser

Parents 4 New Summit will head up the sixth annual 5k and Fall Festival Fund-raiser October 14 to raise funds for the school’s athletic programs and facilities.


Rep. Cory Wilson recently visited with St. Anthony Catholic School sixth-graders to discuss the legislative process.  Shown are (from left) Stephanie Brown, Wilson, Grace and Rebecca Mansell.

Sports night

The Jackson Academy band performed a preview of their fall show at All Sports Night, hosted by the Jackson Academy Athletic Booster Club. Students (from left) Timothy Usey, Jalia Coins, and Genesis Graves will march in the clarinet section this fall.

Book fair

Highland Bluff Elementary recently hosted their annual Scholastic Book Fair Day for grandparents.  Northsider Jan Evers joined her grandson Charlie Crump to celebrate Grandparent’s Day.

Emma Ward

Emma Ward, a Jackson Academy senior, has received official commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation commended just 34,000 students from a nationwide pool of more than 1.6 million.


Riding for the Jackson Academy Equestrian team this year are (from left, back) Regan Felder, Lily Rhoden, Alden McNamara, Ana Kelly Hontzas, Lauren Sutton, Addison Armstrong, Blair Wilson; (front) Lulu Davis, Molly McClure, Olivia Quin, Sarah Clay, Reese McMichael and Alex Guild. Not pictured are Annalee Willson and Sophie Rhoden.

Speak at chapel

First Presbyterian Day School welcomed Jill Dale to fifth and sixth-grade chapel to share her testimony during September’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Shown with Dale (back) are (from left, front) Claiborne Perry, Charlie Faulk, Ella Kincaid, and Anna Adkins.


Jackson Academy seventh-graders (from left) Merritt Nations, Mary Peyton Barnette, Adams Kennedy, and Coleman Chustz attended the premiere showing of “The Shaw Movie,” a documentary about JA’s Coach Sherard Shaw and the rise of Raider Nation. Proceeds from The Shaw Movie benefit the Sherard Shaw Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Research.



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