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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.


Finalist

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.


Rally

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


MAIDS

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.


BEHIND THE SCENES

By MEGAN PHILLIPS,

FROM PROGRAMS TO VENUES TO FUND-RAISING, TIPPY GARNER GUIDING FORCE OF OPERA

A Jackson native, Tippy Garner has always lived in the north and northeast area of the city.

She attended Callaway High School, and she studied business at Hinds Community College and Belhaven University.



HAPPY BIRTHDAY

October 12: Kathryn Barbour. October 13: Lane Allen, Carla Camp, D.C. Ware, Anne Parker, Sebastian Gullory. October 14: Jim Breland, Hannah Adcock, Mrs. Waddell Nejam, Sherman C. Rice, Grace H. Blevins, Corinne Fox. October 15: Kelsey Jones, Jim Crell, Mary Jones. October 16: Ed Inman, Carolyn Lee.


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The Jackson Academy Accents won in the MAIS Spirit Competition, taking first place in both the AAAA Kick division and the AAAA Pom division against teams from across the state.