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State marks bicentennial with museums opening, events

Jim Wikirson is executive director of the Fondren Renaissance Foundation (FRF) and a member of JXNUNITED, a group of neighborhood association leaders that meets regularly to discuss common concerns.

Christ Methodist program offers special ministry to middle, high school students

Metropolitan ballet presents holiday favorite

Move could help zoo correct problems study concludes

A new location could be key to saving the Jackson Zoo, according to a memo from zoo Executive Director Beth Poff.

As shoppers descend on their favorite stores this holiday shopping season, police across the Northside are gearing up for another busy few weeks.

Spirit mascot

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held Lower School Spirit Night during a home football game against Raleigh. Shown with mascot Andy are (from left) Luke Moore and Ella Hart.


Duke tips

Building on a history dating back to 1980, the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is committed to identifying academically talented students and to providing model programs and services to support the development of their optimal educational potential.


Book buddies

Jackson Academy students (back) Morgan Turner; (from left, front) Addie Elliott, Lillian Griner, and Emma Robertson will be book buddies throughout the year as the sixth-graders help the first graders develop socially and educationally.


Award winners

Jackson Prep junior high football awards winners include (from left) J.K. Nowell – Best Defensive Line; Josh Oden – Best Offensive Lineman; Riley Maddox – Most Valuable Player; Mason Nichols – Best Wide Receiver; Clark Kellum – Best Defensive Back.


Varsity players

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s varsity volleyball team recently held Senior Night, recognizing the seniors on the team and their parents. Shown are (from left) Jamie, Lauren and Louis Watson.


Rewarded

First Presbyterian Day School earns money for special projects when families sign up for Kroger Rewards. Shown with the latest earnings are (from left) Purser Kellum and Hutch McClain.


Boys cross country

The Jackson Academy boys cross country team (from left, back) Jack McIntire, Emery Thigpen, Clayton Mahaffey, James McLemore, Kyle LeDuff, Peyton DePriest, Trussell Jones, Mason Glaze, Tre Lewis; (front) Michael Lowe, Hudson Edwards, John Moak Scarbrough, Cannon Bosarge, Andrew Burks, Gibson Cheney, Cooper Flechas, Reed Travelstead, Jack Culhan


National Semifinalists and scholars

Madison Central High School 2017-2018 National Merit Semifinalists and Commended Scholars are (from left, back) National Merit Semifinalists David McDonald, Noah Grovich, Jackson Dellinger, Chanu Cherukuri, Luke Little, Advait Praveen, James Michels and Commended Scholar Case Draughn; (front) National Merit Semifinalists Rimika Banerjee, Maddie


Maids and escorts

Madison Ridgeland Academy 2017 senior homecoming maids and escorts include (from left, back) Peyton Mays, Levi Chinchen, Spencer Wright, Preston Ray; (middle row) Anna-Claire Campbell, Avery Harrell, Mary Seitz Young, Hastain Biggs; (front) Zach Jones, Olivia Rives, Harrison Rich, Hattie Hedglin, Aubree Dillon, and Blake Baldwin.


Read 50

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.


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The St. Joseph Catholic School girls swim team won the state championship recently at the state championship swim meet held at the Tupelo Aquatic Center. The St.