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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Chorale Prepares for Carnegie Hall with Special Performance

The auditorium was full Monday night (December 7th) as the Mississippi School of the Arts Chorale, along with the Lincoln County Choral Society, joined together for an evening performance with a live instrumental ensemble.Read More…

Angela Thomas Receives Honorable Mention in Contest

Angela Thomas, a senior dance student at Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA), recently received honorable mention for a submission to the Discover FAA (Fine+Applied Arts) Talent Scholarship Competition through the University ofRead More…

Brookhaven Lions Club Donates $1,500 to MSA

BROOKHAVEN, MS – The Brookhaven Lions Club recently donated an annual $1,500 to the Mississippi School of the Arts. An increase of $500 from previous years, MSA is delighted to have the supportRead More…

MSA Announces Price as New Principal

The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) announces the appointment of Brookhaven native, Debra Henderson Price, as its new Principal effective October 19th. Price comes to MSA with more than twenty yearsRead More…

MSA Announces New Media Arts Discipline of Study

The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) will be adding Media Arts to its intensive programs of study beginning the 2016-2017 school year.  The new discipline will join the school’s prestigious programs inRead More…

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