Forest Hill Academy & Jobs for Mississippi Grads (JMG) Delta Technical College Tour
On Wednesday, October 28th, Freshman Academy students in conjunction with Jobs for MS Graduates (JMG) toured Delta Technical College. Students were given the opportunity to learn and view hands on training in various technical careers. They toured the cosmetology lab, dentistry lab, and medical tech lab. Students were also given an opportunity to see how copper pipes are welded for HVAC purposes and how truckers are trained for cross country driving. This was great exposure for our students as they prepare to make career choices.
Forest Hill Academy Legal Forum
The Forest Hill High Freshman Academy hosted its first Law and Legal Services Forum on Friday, September 9, 2016. The event emphasis, “Your Decisions Determine Your Destiny,” offered insight on career pathways to various legal careers as well as personal responsibility with every life decision. Freshman students along with school staff were given the opportunity to ask specific questions regarding laws and legal issues that may directly/indirectly affect youth.
Forum participants were individuals from the City of Jackson Legal community. Panel guests in attendance included the following: Chief Lee Vance, Jackson Police Department; Victor Mason, Hinds County Sheriff; Azande Williams, Esq., Deputy City Attorney; Gail Lowrey Esq., Special Assistant to City Attorney;Carlos Tanner, Esq., defense attorney; Christopher Bell, House of Representatives; Ricky Purvis, retired Commander of Jackson Police Department; and Othor Cain, WRBJ Radio Personality.