2016 Summer Camp Gains Record Attendance

Junior high and high school students from all over Mississippi spent a solid week at MSA for the third annual Summer Arts Camp. Campers were indulged in many facets of the artsRead More…
By : Newsroom | Jun 16, 2016

Peagler Joins 16 Other Educators in Principal Corps

Former Mississippi School of the Arts academic counselor, Avery Peagler, has been accepted into the University of Mississippi’s Principal Corps program and joins 16 others from around Mississippi. Principal Corps is a scholarship-based opportunity to produceRead More…
By : Newsroom | Jun 3, 2016

Whitworth College Alumni Reunite for First Time in Decades

For the first time in forty years, alumni of the historic Whitworth College campus returned for a reunion, sponsored by the Mississippi School of the Arts Alumni Association. More than 25 individualsRead More…
By : Newsroom | May 31, 2016

Cartoonist Marshall Ramsey Keynotes for Commencement 2016

Graduation is nothing less than exciting for high school seniors, especially at Mississippi School of the Arts. Two years of rigorous work prepares students for advanced studies in colleges and universities aroundRead More…
By : Newsroom | May 24, 2016

MSA Chorale Sings Alma Mater for Recording Session

The Mississippi School of the Arts Chorale recently performed their 2016 Spring Concert in Lampton Auditorium. During the event, they sung the school’s alma mater as they have done at most eventsRead More…
By : Newsroom | May 17, 2016

Literary Students Attend Eudora Welty Awards Ceremony

Over 300 people attended the Mississippi Scholastic Writing Awards ceremony on Sunday, April 10th, 2016 at the Eudora Welty House. Students received gold and silver keys, as well as an American Voices nomination. EudoraRead More…
By : Newsroom | May 6, 2016

Seniors Participate in 2016 National College Signing Day

REACH HIGHER NATIONAL INITIATIVE While students around the nation recognized April 26th as National College Signing Day, a group of seniors at Mississippi School of the Arts also took the opportunity to proclaim their post-secondaryRead More…
By : Newsroom | Apr 27, 2016

MSA Students Total $21,000 in Mississippi Scholars Initiative

Twenty-nine (29) senior students in the class of 2016 at Mississippi School of the Arts were recently recognized at an awards reception for receiving scholarships through the Mississippi Scholars Initiative statewide program,Read More…
By : Newsroom | Apr 21, 2016

Aerial Adams to be Featured on MPB Television

MSA Literary Arts senior, Aerial Adams, recently participated in the regional Poetry Out Loud competition in Laurel, then the state competition at Mississippi Public Broadcasting in Jackson. Aerial, an MSA student from Jackson,Read More…
By : Newsroom | Apr 14, 2016

Joey Davis Receives Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athlete Award

A Mississippi School of the Arts vocal music senior was recently selected to receive the Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athlete Award, a top award presented by the Mississippi High School Activities Association. Each year, MHSAARead More…
By : Newsroom | Apr 5, 2016

Faculty and Staff Participate in CPR Instruction

Mississippi School of the Arts faculty and staff recently participated in Cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification/recertification (CPR). Most campus members are now certified to provide trained assistance in the event of a cardiac or chokingRead More…
By : Newsroom | Apr 1, 2016

Two Vocal Students Place at 2016 State NATS Competition

Two vocal students at Mississippi School of the Arts were among winners of this year’s NATS Mississippi state competition. According to the national web site, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS)Read More…
By : Newsroom | Mar 11, 2016

Students Earn Prestigious Creative Writing Awards

The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) Literary Arts students recently received awards in the prestigious Regional Scholastic Creative Writing Competition hosted by The Eudora Welty House, in conjunction with the EudoraRead More…
By : Newsroom | Feb 18, 2016

2016 Yearbook Cover Sample Released

This year’s annual cover was designed by senior visual artist, Claire Kinnell. The theme was “Vintage Video Games” and features each arts discipline as a game character. You can also see aRead More…
By : Newsroom | Feb 12, 2016

Students Receive Honors in Prestigious Art Competition

The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) Visual Arts students recently received awards in the prestigious Regional Scholastic Art Competition hosted by The Mississippi Museum of Art, including an American Visions AwardRead More…
By : Newsroom | Feb 12, 2016

MSA Receives Mississippi Blood Services 2015 All Star Award

The Mississippi School of the Arts was nominated and received the Mississippi Blood Services 2015 All Star Award. The award is given to an entity that shows overwhelming interest in donating bloodRead More…
By : Newsroom | Feb 4, 2016

MSA Earns Top 3 Spot in ACT® Scores in Mississippi

The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) earned the third highest average ACT® score in the state among juniors in 2015, according to recent data from the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE).Read More…
By : Newsroom | Jan 29, 2016

Editor of the Mississippi Review Visits MSA Literary Classes

Andrew Milward, Assistant Professor of English and the editor of the Mississippi Review at the University of Southern Mississippi, visited Literary Arts classes at MSA on January 11, offering writing prompts andRead More…
By : Newsroom | Jan 28, 2016

MSA Receives Grant for Elizabeth Cottage Restoration

The second floor restoration of Elizabeth Cottage has switched from a dream to reality. On December 4th, 2015, the board of trustees for Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) awarded millionsRead More…
By : Newsroom | Jan 14, 2016

Alumni Spotlight: Jamiaus Marion (Class of 2012)

Jamiaus Marion graduated with honors with a dance diploma from the Mississippi School of the Arts in 2012. He was a member of the second Repertory Dance Company. He studied under theRead More…
By : Newsroom | Dec 10, 2015

Ashley Lang’s Experience Published in Local Mazagine

Leaving Home for Home By Ashley Lang, a class of 2016 Literary Arts senior. “Mississippi School of the Arts, a residential high school for juniors and seniors with artistic talents (such asRead More…
By : Newsroom | Dec 9, 2015