Just Among Friends

Just Among Friends


Tyler Jordan Greer is looking forward to a spectacular summer surrounded by talented musicians from all over the world. He will also have the opportunity to be coached by a world-class faculty, and study under Dr. Josh Bynum from the University of Georgia.  

He will participate in chamber ensembles, master classes and perform orchestral works by Ravel, Dvora, Beethoven, Mahler, and others..

Jordan auditioned for a place at Sewanee's Summer Music Festival where he will have all of these awesome opportunities to enrich his musical talents. He is an outstanding trombonist who has won many honors and awards.  Jordan was awarded a $3,500 scholarship by the Festival which is given only to those students who exhibit exceptional musical talent and a desire to learn. 


Jason Holland has been selected as the Outstanding Undergraduate student in the Division of Business for the Spring 2021 semester at Mississippi State University's Meridian Campus.  

His family is so very proud of him. He has juggled school, work, and family, while pursuing his degree and managed to do it with a 4.0 GPA! His wife, Misty Murray Holland, “Never had a doubt that he would do well because he is really super smart.” Congratulations on a well-deserved honor!


Neshoba Central High School2021 STAR Student and STAR Teacher are Mary Kate Moran and Kimberly Fisher  

STAR Students are named by the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) M. B. Swayze Foundation, sponsor of the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program. Established by the Mississippi Economic Council in 1965, the purpose of the STAR program is to recognize outstanding students and teachers in Mississippi. Each STAR Student is asked to designate a STAR Teacher, the teacher who has made the greatest contribution to the student's scholastic achievement. Congratulations to Mary Kate and Kimberly Fisher.


Charlee Rives Darby celebrated her 3rd birthday with a Minnie Mouse party at her home. Charlee greeted her little guests wearing a charming Minnie Mouse outfit of a red and white polka dot jumper over a black long-sleeved T-shirt and black tights. She wore red and white sneakers and, to complete her outfit, a pair of Minnie Mouse ears with a red polka dot bow in the center..

There were arches of red and white polka-dot balloons, black and white-dotted balloons along with some plain white ones centered with a large Minnie head silhouette arranged behind the refreshment table which was covered with a red and white polka-dotted cloth. Favorite finger foods were served. A tray of specially-iced cookies in the shape of the number 3 frosted in red icing with white dots edged in black Minnie Mouse cookies, as well as some in white with Charlee written in red icing were served. .

Charlee’s birthday cake was so special! It was a layered cake iced in white with Minnie Mouse heads around the bottom layer. The top layers were iced in red with Charlee Rives written across the front in white and a Minnie Mouse bow as a topper. Minnie Mouse ears were at each guest's place on the table where they enjoyed their food.  The jumpy house was filled with little Minnies wearing their ears and having a wonderful time sliding and jumping. It was a fun party which her parents, Matthew and Emily Darby had fun planning and decorating for their daughter's 3rd birthday.


Jackson Academy was happy to welcome Mississippi State University President, Dr. Mark E. Keenum, and Admissions Counselor, Spencer Snider, to campus on March 31st.

Twenty four members of the Class of 2021 have committed to attend MSU in the fall. Awards for academic excellence, community engagement, and service, and athletic ability have totaled $556,478 over a four year period.

Among these seniors is Jenna Daly, the daughter of Dr. Shay and Ann Daly. Her Philadelphia grandparents are Pat and Jo Helen Daly. They are all so proud of Jenna and are looking forward to her years at MSU.

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