Two outstanding Mississippi learning institutions kick off this week's School Spirit Showdown. Fox 40 news crews will be visiting both the Pearl High School Pirates on Tuesday and Clinton Christian Academy Warriors on Wednesday. Both schools boast impressive test scores and offer unique programs geared at preparing their students for academic and personal success.
On Tuesday Pearl High School will allow cameras access to their campus to explore why their school is one of the top ranked public schools in the state. The Fox 40 News team will visit the states premier Naval Junior ROTC program where tomorrow's leaders are groomed through leadership, discipline and character. The NJROTC unit will show the world why mastery, drive and academic excellence go hand in hand making for successful students. We will meet the exceptional faculty and spotlight the scholar program making the pirates reach a global society.
A brave or experienced soldier or fighter is the truest definition of a Warrior. The Clinton Christian Academy Warriors embody those traits making them leaders in academic excellence. Wednesday the Fox 40 News team will be allowed access to the campus where we will highlight programs, visit with students and spotlight standout teachers. Although the school has only been around since 2008, these students perform at levels equal to other top schools in state. The motto is simple, emphasize the importance of mind, body and character of each student from a Christian perspective. The Warriors high level of academic excellence along with an amazing student body and faculty, make this school a force to be reckoned with.
Students, faculty and friends of both schools can now vote!
Thursday, August 28 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:33:06 GMT
SPARTANBURG COUNT, SC (WYFF) - Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. DeputiesMore >>
Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:05:03 GMT
The horrifying details of the capital murder of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson were presented to a judge Friday. A Gulfport detective talked about the evidence investigators have against Alberto Garcia.More >>
The horrifying details of the capital murder of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson were presented to a judge Friday. A Gulfport detective talked about the evidence investigators have against Alberto Garcia. During Friday's hearing, prosecutors revealed that DNA evidence found on Janaya's body has come back from the crime lab with a positive match for Garcia's DNA.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:40:25 GMT
Officials continue to search for the man who beat and robbed a woman during a home invasion in Yazoo City on Monday night. According to her family, 85-year-old Jeanelle Fratesi answered her front doorMore >>
According to her family, 85-year-old Jeanelle Fratesi answered her front door for a person she thought needed help.
Friday, August 29 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:15:59 GMT
A power outage has shut down a portion of downtown Jackson. Entergy Mississippi says that crews are on site working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. Entergy's website shows that overMore >>
Entergy's website showed that over 400 people were without power in the downtown area on Friday.
Friday, August 29 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:48:04 GMT
The Canton Public School District says that it is working diligently to contain the spread of scabies at several of its schools. The school district says they have informed parents that their childrenMore >>
The school district says they have informed parents that their children may have recently been exposed.