Dear SA Family,

Have I told you lately that we have some outstanding young men and women here at SA?  We see this often throughout the year and don’t always acknowledge every example publicly because it would be very difficult to include them all.  However, I wanted to share one such example with you today.

Last week, our 8th graders attended the “Imagine the Possibilities” Career Expo in Tupelo sponsored by the CREATE Foundation and Toyota.  Nearly 3,000 8th-grade public and independent school students from seven counties in northeast Mississippi took part in the two-day event.  While there, a lady who had worked at the station for Specialty Orthopedic Group sought out our sponsors and remarked at how engaged our students were and how well they acted.  This woman specifically mentioned one of our students by name because of how impressed she had been with his questions and their interaction (Atta boy, Benjamin Wiley!).  Thank you, teachers and coaches, and thank you, parents, for helping to instill traits that help our kids to stand out in a crowd – even a crowd of 3,000.  And to our students, keep up the good work!

News, Notes, and Highlights

  • Congratulations to our SA Volunteer Band for receiving “All-Superior” ratings for band, color guard, drumline, and drum major at the Copiah Academy Band Festival last weekend!
  • Congratulations are also extended to our Lady Vols’ Soccer team for their 2nd-place finish in the MAIS State Division III playoffs.  Great season, ladies!
  • The FCA “Fields of Faith” event is tonight at 6:30 PM here at J. E. Logan Field.  Everyone is invited to attend.
  • Our annual Blood Drive sponsored by the senior high student council is scheduled for this Monday, October 16th.  For more information, contact Jessica Hubbard or Student Council President Noah Methvin at (662)323-7814.

Finally, here are some things that you can do to help make Starkville Academy better:

  1. Choose to focus on the numerous positives that abound within our school, and when possible, take time to thank those people who play a large role in creating those positives for your children.
  2. Rather than remaining fixated on the areas that need improvement (and all schools have them), pray for both wisdom and patience for our school as we strive to improve in those areas.  Help us by becoming a part of the solution.
  3. Never be afraid to show your Volunteer pride and spirit!