Senior Homecoming Court

Seniors on Jackson Academy’s homecoming court, held September 15, are (from left, back) Charles Rand Beneke, son of Jill and Richard Beneke; Sam Ciaccio, son of Cori and Jay Ciaccio; Tre Lewis, son of Linda and Rob Lewis; Duncan Scanlon, son of Mary Schiele and Dr.

Mystix dance

The Rosa Scott JV Mystix dance team recently held their summer camp for the 2016-2017 season. During the four-day private camp, the team was taught by a choreographer from American All-Star, based in Louisiana.


The goal of the Germantown High School MAVS Booster Club is for student athletes to be ambassadors for the Mavericks not only on the field but also in the classroom. Shown are (from left) Josiah Thomas, Larry Taylor, club president, and Emma Simpson.

Tea parties

Students in Jackson Academy’s preschool celebrated the start of the school year with tea parties. Sharing cookies and other sweets gave (from left) Carmen, Claire and Adam Thrash a special reason to smile.

Flood buckets

Christ Covenant School partnered with Mt. Salus Christian School, First Presbyterian Day School, and Hartfield Academy in a hurricane relief project. Christ Covenant School focused on flood buckets for the project and collected items to assemble 100 buckets.

Community service

Madison Ridgeland Academy’s first-graders collecting donations for Webster Animal Shelter include (from left) Bailey Potter, Jack Evans, Dylan Duncan, Collins Kirk, Lydia Foote, Sims Wiggins, Sarah Kate Williamson, Pablo Arcas Raez.

Junior maids

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s 2017 Homecoming maids representing the junior class are (from left) Mia Hammond, Meredith Johnson, Olivia Hardwick, and Zahra Naveed.

Senior Maids

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s 2017 Homecoming maids representing the senior class are (from left) Alyssa Cronin, Elizabeth Angel, Chappel Pettit, Addie Hillhouse, and Olivia Campbell.

Sophomore maids

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s 2017 Homecoming maids representing the sophomore class are (from left) Amy Zhang, Madison Jones, and Emerson Boone.

Saints celebrate

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School held its annual Saints Celebration recently, honoring each sports team and celebrating the grand opening of the school’s brand-new Athletics and Recreation Center (ARC). Shown are (from left) Madeleine Halford, Sarah Beth Greener, Mary Reagan Barnett, Caroline Croft, and Allison Santa-Cruz.



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