Campus coffee

Jackson Academy’s student-run coffee shop, Common Grounds, celebrated its grand opening recently. A team of students works with a faculty mentor to learn business principles as they run the coffee shop.

Art winners

St. Anthony Catholic School Grandparents Day Mass art contest winners are (from left) Joey Kosek, lower elementary winner; Ellie Kraft, overall winner; and Samantha Naegele, upper elementary winner.


First Presbyterian Day School K3 and K4 students enjoy cooking class each Friday during special subject time. Shown are (from left) Calyn Macke and Sam Starkey.

Samaritan's purse

Prep Pacer Mary Patton Murphy (class of 2019) recently returned from Madagascar where she distributed Operation Christmas Child boxes with Samaritan’s Purse.  After hearing about the trip the Pacers decided to get involved - ultimately collecting enough items to fill 44 boxes that will be sent to needy children all over the world.


Gabriela Lazarou, the company first sergeant of Marine Corps JROTC at Germantown High School, recently shot number one at the 2017 Civilian Marksmanship Program Junior Air Rifle Camp. The camp is five days of marksmanship training conducted by Olympic and college level shooters.


Madison Central High School Student Government Association executive officers are (from left, back) vice president Maddie Gall, treasurer Luke Little, secretary Megan Humphreys; (front) co-presidents Cayden Shirley and Noah Grovich.

Youth advisory

Jackson Academy nominees (from left) Carneilus Powers and Pier Thompson have been selected from a statewide search to serve on the 15-member Generation Free Youth Advisory Board.


St. Andrew’s Episcopal School again has the highest percentage of National Merit Semifinalists of any school in Mississippi, and has tied for the largest number of semifinalists with a school that has more than four times as many seniors. Thirteen seniors, representing 14 percent of their class, have been recognized.



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