Slyer from Jackson Prep production of Oklahoma...Source: Jackson Prep website
Jackson Prep Spirit Squad...Source: Jackson Prep website
Ridgeland cheerleaders...Source: Ridgeland High School Website
Ridgeland Football...Source: Ridgeland High School website
It's that time again to show the world why Mississippi students are top of the class. This week Ridgeland and Jackson Prep High schools will compete to see which students have the most school spirit.
The Ridgeland High School Titans will show us how preparing great leaders begin with attending a great high school. These students compete at national levels with alumnus Bianca Knight winning Olympic Gold last year. This School held a STAR rating in the 2010 and 2011 school years, which is the highest rating a public school can achieve.
Fox 40 news will be visiting the Titans on Tuesday January 8th to show off some awesome programs exclusive to the campus:
The Ambassador program features a group of students hosting adopted schools in the Delta.
The Titan buddy program offers a select group of seniors who act as mentors and who forfeit their early dismissal to partner with Special needs students.
The Treat Trolley Program which is used to encourage student participation. Teachers hand out goodies to classrooms who show up on time, have good attendance, and are engaged in classroom activities.
The Jackson Prep Patriots are geared up and ready to show us why academic excellence is the standard. With its 525 National Merit semi finalist, stellar debate team and academic and leadership awards, the students demonstrate why they deserve to compete with schools at the national level.
Fox 40 News will be visit the Patriot campus Wednesday January 9th. The school will share four programs exclusive to the campus:
The Global Leadership Program places an emphasis on developing students into leaders.
M.A.D. (Make A Difference) challenges students to make a project from their hearts passion. This program seeks to allow students a hands on approach to positive change starting from their communities, the state and ultimately affecting change in the world.
The Classical Heritage and Christian studies programs which offer diploma designations to students .
Students, Parents, and Faculty it's on! Be sure to show your support for both deserving schools. Results will be announced Thursday January the 10th.
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Monday, May 20 2013 8:21 PM EDT2013-05-21 00:21:00 GMT
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Jackson police have released the identity of the man found dead in a west Jackson house Monday morning.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:34 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:34:41 GMT
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Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:25 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:25:56 GMT
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:20 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:20:25 GMT
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Judge Steven Nixon has denied bond for the man charged in the weekend shooting death of a 21-year-old Jackson man in Clinton.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 2:26 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:26:49 GMT
Hinds County sheriff's deputies seized five pounds of marijuana and made two arrests as the result of a three-month investigation. Sheriff's office officials say the northeast Jackson investigation isMore >>
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Monday, May 20 2013 12:10 PM EDT2013-05-20 16:10:06 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Arlington High School senior Taylor Flake thought she was making history when her classmates elected her to be the school's first African-American class president. "It's more than just me representingMore >>
Arlington High School senior Taylor Flake thought she was making history when her classmates elected her to be the school's first African-American class president.
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