Jackson Public Schools Celebrates the Class of 2021
June 7, 2021
|Valedictorians & Salutatorians (from top left to bottom right): C. Yarber & S. Blackmon, Callaway; K. Johnson & A. Urbano, Forest Hill; X. Branch & T. Love, Jim Hill; J. McLaurin & L. Thompson, Lanier; H. Bengten & E. Goodwin, Murrah; T. Burton, J. Anthony & T. Johnson, Provine; and R. Thompson & K. Epps, Wingfield|
Jackson Public Schools returned to in-person ceremonies for the class of 2021, which was the right decision for these graduating seniors. Accommodations were made to control the size of the gatherings in order to balance the need for a celebration to mark this triumphant milestone. Of course, the common theme was 'you made it.' These graduates truly earned a celebration. They endured to the finish through a full year of online instruction, adapting to hybrid instructional scenarios mid-year, unexpected weather days just as in-person learning was available, and intermittent water outages at some but not all schools. At least we all know one thing for sure: this generation is adaptable and ready for anything and everything that comes; they are pandemic-proven.
Below are some highlights from this year's Class of 2021 Celebration.
Valedictorians & Salutatorians
|Callaway–Harrison Michael, Principal||Cameron Yarber||Samunique Blackmon|
|Forest Hill–Torrey Hampton, Principal||Khadari Johnson||Ana Urbano|
|Jim Hill–Bobby D. Brown, Principal||Xavian Branch||Terryonna Love|
|Lanier–Dr. Valerie Bradley, Principal||Jamecia McLaurin||La’Kiya Thompson|
|Murrah–Dr. Alvanette Buchanan Thomas, Principal||Hanna Bengten||Eleanor Goodwin|
|Provine–Dr. Shelita Brown, Principal||Taliyah Burton||Joseph Anthony & Trinitee Johnson|
|Wingfield–Roderick Smith, Principal||Ramiyah Thompson||Kaniya Epps|
Class Sizes & Scholarship Totals
|SCHOOL||NO. OF GRADUATES||SCHOLARSHIP TOTAL|
|Callaway High||227||$ 2,195, 528|
|Forest Hill High||206||$563,500|
|Jim Hill High||207||$13,397,061|
"As you prepare for the next stage in your life, I sincerely hope you will continue to increase your knowledge and continue your education whether it's formally or informally. Never stop learning. Never stop being curious about the world around you, increasing your skillsets, and creating more and more opportunities for you, not only for you but also for your loved ones."
-- Dr. Errick L. Greene, JPS Superintendent
|We've created a Playlist of the 2021 JPS Graduations for all families to watch online anytime.|