- Murrah High School
Celebrating the Class of 2019
May 31, 2019
On May 28 and 29, Jackson Public Schools held commencement ceremonies for the graduating seniors from all seven of the District's high schools. Parents, siblings, and other family members joined either in person or via livestream to witness the occasion. Valedictorians and salutatorians delivered thoughtful remarks to challenge their classmates as they embark on the next leg of their journey. Dressed in ceremonial regalia, the District's high school principals presented the graduates from their schools as School Board members conferred diplomas. Graduates crossed the stage to the cheers of the attending audience as they received their diplomas and plenty of well-wishes from District officials including JPS Superintendent Dr. Errick L. Greene.
Below are the heads of the class—the valedictorians & salutatorians of the class of 2019.
Valedictorians & Salutatorians
|CALLAWAY – Mikenzi Laster, Valedictorian||CALLAWAY – Alyssa Riddley, Salutatorian||FOREST HILL – Andrea Milton, Valedictorian||FOREST HILL – Rodreekas Bush, Salutatorian|
|JIM HILL – Manuel Campbell, Valedictorian||JIM HILL – Jocelyn Greene, Salutatorian||LANIER – Sabastian Robinson, Valedictorian||LANIER – Makyla Simmons, Salutatorian|
|MURRAH – Kelcie Bolden, Valedictorian||MURRAH – Kaitlyn Fowler, Salutatorian||PROVINE – Shanean Dille, Valedictorian||PROVINE – Andre Cox|
|WINGFIELD – Bridgett Moore||WINGFIELD – Shamia Thompson|
Scholarship & Graduate Totals
We can say our scholars have crossed this important milestone with great success. This year's 1,460 graduates accrued a whopping $33.7 million in scholarships. By far, the most significant scholarship total in recent years.
Our seniors have been recognized for their achievements in academics, the arts, leadership, athletics, and many other endeavors. Several of them have been recognized nationally. Ruben Banks of Jim Hill was named a U.S. Presidential Scholar. Brittany Bradley of Forest Hill was a recipient of the National Art Education Association's 2019 Rising Stars Secondary Recognition Award. Murrah senior Kaitlyn Fowler won three Gold Key awards for journalism as part of the nationwide 2019 Scholastic Art Writing Awards.
We are proud of all of these scholars and we wish them well. We expect all of them to pursue their dreams, fulfill their possibilities and return as alumni to share the lessons they learn with future JPS scholars.