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Azya Lyons Receives National Recognition by Playwrights and Critics

Azya Lyons Receives National Recognition by Playwrights and Critics

Azya Lyons, a senior literary student from Jackson, MS, was selected as one of seven in the country to present “Togetha,” a play about gun violence. Azya is the recipient of 2Read More…
MSA Receives New York Life Foundation Grant to Support Grieving Students

MSA Receives New York Life Foundation Grant to Support Grieving Students

The Mississippi School of the Arts has been designated a “Grief-Sensitive School” by the New York Life Foundation, receiving a $500 grant to help create a bereavement support plan and encourage ongoingRead More…
Georgia-Pacific Presents Grant to MSA

Georgia-Pacific Presents Grant to MSA

The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) recently received a grant from Georgia-Pacific to help fund its Junior and Senior Seminar Classes. “These classes better prepare our students from across Mississippi forRead More…
JaMya Bell Takes First at Southern Regional NATS Competition

JaMya Bell Takes First at Southern Regional NATS Competition

JaMya Bell, a senior vocal music student from Madison, MS, competed and received first place at the Southern Region National Association of Teachers of Singing. The region consists of Louisiana, Mississippi andRead More…
RISE Digital Student Newspaper Launched

RISE Digital Student Newspaper Launched

A new student publication has hit the world wide web. Site visitors can get an inside look into a day in the life of students at Mississippi School of the Arts. AccordingRead More…
MSA Receives Beautification Grant

MSA Receives Beautification Grant

The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) has received a grant from Canadian National Railroad (CN) and America In Bloom for beautification throughout campus. The project includes developing campus landscaping by buildingRead More…
Stock Market Game Team Wins First During Spring 2020 Trading Season

Stock Market Game Team Wins First During Spring 2020 Trading Season

Most people consult their financial advisors for investing tips and strategies. Now you might find the top advisors at your local school. Students from Mississippi School of the Arts, coached by VickieRead More…
The Hart Boys Make Virtual Graduation Possible for Class of 2020

The Hart Boys Make Virtual Graduation Possible for Class of 2020

From May 8-19 for hours on end, brothers Thomas Hart and Clinton Hart sat listening to individual recognition ceremonies for 46 seniors who were able to attend. Seniors were invited to bringRead More…
MSA Class of 2020 Announce College Decisions #BetterMakeRoom

MSA Class of 2020 Announce College Decisions #BetterMakeRoom

Several seniors in the Class of 2020 have made their college decisions known to the world. Since 2016, MSA seniors have taken to the stage microphone to celebrate their accomplishments in generalRead More…
Literary Students Add To Collection of National Medals Portfolio Showcase

Literary Students Add To Collection of National Medals Portfolio Showcase

The Literary Arts Department may now add additional Scholastic awards to its portfolio after 5 students received national medalists notifications in the National Scholastic Writing competition. Students Kerri Bland (Senior from Pontotoc),Read More…
Clinnesha D. Sibley Receives 2020 Award from Arts Institute of Mississippi

Clinnesha D. Sibley Receives 2020 Award from Arts Institute of Mississippi

The Mississippi School of the Arts congratulates Clinnesha Sibley for receiving the 2020 AIM Award by the Arts Institute of Mississippi. According to the institute’s web site, “The Arts Institute of MississippiRead More…
Imani Skipwith Receives First-Ever, Angie Thomas Writers Scholarship

Imani Skipwith Receives First-Ever, Angie Thomas Writers Scholarship

Imani Skipwith, a senior Literary student at Mississippi School of the Arts, has received the first-ever, Angie Thomas Writers Scholarship. Launched this spring, the scholarship at Belhaven University (Jackson, MS) seeks toRead More…
MSA Announces Proposed Plan for Commencement 2020

MSA Announces Proposed Plan for Commencement 2020

The following is a press release:  April 15, 2020 Dear Class of 2020 and family, On behalf of the Mississippi School of the Arts, I am sending you most heartfelt wishes forRead More…
Sonia Matrick Receives Overall Award in Congressional Art Compeititon

Sonia Matrick Receives Overall Award in Congressional Art Compeititon

Several students at Mississippi School of the Arts captured awards at the 2020 Mississippi Congressional Art Competition, sponsored by Congressman Michael Guest. The event is held each year, highlighting the artistic talentsRead More…
Kathryn Chapin Named STAR Student for 2019-2020 School Year

Kathryn Chapin Named STAR Student for 2019-2020 School Year

Kathryn Chapin of Magee, has been named The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) STAR Student for the 2019-2020 school year by the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) M. B. Swayze Foundation, sponsorRead More…
Ezekiel Andrew McCall Gives Back to the MSA Community

Ezekiel Andrew McCall Gives Back to the MSA Community

Mississippi School of the Arts welcomed back MSA alum, Ezekiel Andrew McCall. A 2006 graduate of the vocal music program, McCall is now a performing artist who travels the country as anRead More…
Morgan Love Wins First in Mississippi’s Poetry Out Loud State Competition

Morgan Love Wins First in Mississippi’s Poetry Out Loud State Competition

A junior literary art student at Mississippi School of the Arts is the state champion for Poetry Out Loud, a competition where students recite selected poems in front of a panel ofRead More…
Student Work Juried in 2019-2020 Scholastic Art Competition

Student Work Juried in 2019-2020 Scholastic Art Competition

Juniors and seniors in the Visual Arts department received accolades in the Scholastic Art Regional Competition. Juried pieces receiving Gold and Silver are on display at the Mississippi Museum of Art throughoutRead More…
Literary Students Excel in Mississippi Scholastic Writing Competition

Literary Students Excel in Mississippi Scholastic Writing Competition

Each year, students at Mississippi School of the Arts, as well as other schools across the state and nation, participate in the Scholastic Art and Writing competition. Thousands of submissions are juriedRead More…
Emily Leggett Presents Artwork to State Representatives

Emily Leggett Presents Artwork to State Representatives

Mississippi’s 2020 legislative bodies are currently in session on the house and senate floors. On the opening day of the 2020 session, Emily Leggett, a junior visual arts student at the MississippiRead More…
Theatre and Literary Students Shine in South Dramafest Competition

Theatre and Literary Students Shine in South Dramafest Competition

Students in Mississippi School of the Arts’ theatre department, as well as literary, received awards at the Mississippi Theatre Association South Dramafest. The event was held at the University of Southern Mississippi.Read More…
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