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Celebrate sports

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School held its annual Saints Celebration recently, honoring each sports team and celebrating the grand opening of the school’s new Athletics and Recreation Center (ARC). Shown are (from left) Chloe Ward, Lisa Hill, Ava Ketner, Emma Grace Dillard, Simone McKinney, and Betsy Van Meter.

Helping others

First Presbyterian Day School students collected cash donations, hygiene bags, and flood buckets for Hurricane Harvey flood victims in Houston. Students packed additional flood buckets purchased with the cash donations. Shown are (from left) John Ed Maddux, Turner Reeves, Anna Adkins, and Parker Wells.

Equestrian

Northsider Sarah Riley Jicka (Jackson Prep class of ‘17), was recently selected for the University of Alabama Equestrian Team. She was one of 25 riders chosen from a field of more than 80 candidates.  She is the daughter of Yvonne and Mark Jicka.

Before you begin

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School students are challenged every year to read 50 books the summer before starting first grade. Each year, on the first week of school, the students who successfully completed the challenge are awarded a certificate and a book of their own.

Boys cross country

The 2017 Jackson Prep’s boys cross country team includes members (from left, back) Coach Daniel Burnett, Michael Malouf, Jaden Richardson, Graham Roberson, Preston Speed, Alex Stradinger, Harry McHenry, Blake Haskins, Charlie Hight, Alex Roberson, Graham Speed, Camp Carter, Graham Busbea, Hughes McHenry, Head Coach Meredith Lang; (front) Mont M

Toys for children

Members of the Jackson Prep junior high volleyball team recently delivered more than $200 worth of toys to the Children’s Cancer Center at Blair Batson as part of Prep’s “Go Gold for Pediatric Cancer Awareness” campaign.

Report the weather

Madison Ridgeland Academy fifth-graders created weather reports and edited them in STEM. Shown are (from left) Salem Hawkins, Matthew McQueen, Dawson Hixon, Olivia Strickland.

Tacky tourists

After the middle school pep rally during Jackson Academy’s spirit week students (from left, back) Bailey Berry, Rosanne Maxwell, Addison Comer, Katie Chustz, Houston Hearn; (front) Emily Buchanan, and Josie Huff are shown in their tacky tourist attire.

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