Class of 2018

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it!


Class of 2018 Last-First Pep Rally, August 18, 2018



2017-2018 Mr. and Miss Northeast Jones High School
Kepley Malachi Harrison and Araceli Marie Figueroa

Mr and Miss Northeast Jones, more information to follow

Mr. and Miss NEJ 2017-2018 are Kepley Malachi Harrison and Araceli Marie Figueroa.


Araceli is the daughter of Pedro and Mary Figueroa of the Powers community. She attends Freedom Baptist Chruch. Araceli is a member of the Beta Club, Student Council, FBLA, TARs, Key Club and FCA. She is also a member of the Lady Tigers Soccer and Tennis Teams. NEJ's 2017 Homecoming Queen, Araceli was voted Most Likely to Succeed in the 2018 NEJ Who's Who, is president of the senior class and a senior class favorite. She also serves as president of the Student council and Vice-President of the Beta Club. Named to the 2018 NEJ Hall of Fame, Araceli is a HOBY Leadership recipient and was named Miss congeniality in the 2017 NEJ Beauty & Beau Pageant. She plans to attend Jones County Junior College where she will play soccer for the Bobcats. Araceli plans to continue her education at a major university and will study to become a neurosurgeon.

Malachi is the son of Timothy and Valerie Harrison of the Powers community. He attends Journey Church. Malachi is a member of the Tiger football, soccer, track, and tennis teams. He has been voted a class favoriate each year, was elected Mr. NEJ Junior High, and was voted Most Athletic in the 2018 NEJ Who's Who. Malachi was named 1st Team All State Kicker for football, 1st Team All District for all 6 years of soccer, and Overall MVP 1st Team in soccer. He plans to attend Jones County Junior College where he will play soccer for the Bobcats.

Northeast Jones Class of 2018 Top Ten
A. Figeroa, more information to follow Gwen Rowzee, more information to follow Erin Walters, more information to follow Emma Brownlee, more information to follow Laken Daniels, more information to follow
Araceli Figueroa
Valedictorian
Gwen Rowzee
Salutatorian
Erin Walters
Historian
Emma Brownlee

Laken Daniels

Esmeralda Figueroa, more information to follow Caleb Lee, more information to follow Jaylin Paola, more information to follow Joshua Rushton, more information to follow Shelby Welborn, more information to follow
Esmeralda Figueroa

Caleb Lee

Jaylin Paola

Joshua Rushton

Shelby Welborn



Congratulations to the 2018 Northeast Jones Hall of Fame
Marley Cruise Araceli Figueroa Esmeraldi Figueroa Lauren Hankins
Marley Cruise Araceli Figueroa Esmeralda Figueroa Lauren Hankins
Caleb Lee Alec McCormick Jacob Rogers Gwen Rowzee
Caleb Lee Alec McCormick Jacob Rogers Gwen Rowzee
Josh Rushton Daniel Shelton Erin Walters  
Josh Rushton Daniel Shelton Erin Walters  



Walters/Stroo Named NEJ STAR Student & Teacher

Walters, more information to follow Stroo, more information to follow

Erin C. Walters, daughter of Stewart and Juanita Walters of the Myrick community has been named Northeast Jones STAR Student for the 2017-2018 school year by the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) M. B. Swayze Foundation.  Historian of the NEJ Class of 2018, Erin will be honored during the annual Education Celebration on April 12, 2018, at the Jackson Convention Complex in downtown Jackson.

Star Students are selected on the basis of academic excellence.  Both American College Test scores and scholastic averages are compared to determine the school's STAR Student, explained Vickie Powell of Jackson, Senior Vice President of Foundations.  "The STAR program encourages and promotes academic achievement among Mississippi's high school seniors," she said.  Each STAR Student is asked to designate a STAR Teacher, the teacher who has made the greatest contribution to the student's scholastic achievement. Jessica C. Stroo was designated NEJ's 2017-2018  STAR Teacher.  Mrs. Stroo teaches French and Advanced Placement World History, and is the Beta Club sponsor.

Pictured left to right: Erin C. Walters, NEJ STAR Student; Mrs. Jessica Stroo, NEJ STAR Teacher

Figueroa Awarded Entergy Bright Futures Student Athlete Award
Figueroa, more information to follow

Congratulations to Northeast Jones 2018 Graduate, Araceli Figueroa, for being awarded an Entergy Mississippi Bright Future Award for excellence in athletics, academics, and community service. Figueroa received her award on May 22, 2018 at the Clarion Ledger Sports Awards in Jackson, MS. The Clarion Ledger Sports Awards recognizes and honors the top athletic accomplishments in Mississippi High School Sports. Pictured with Araceli are the guest speakers for the awards program: Nomar Garciaparra, former MLB shortsop; Araceli, 2018 Entergy Mississippi Bright Future Award winner; and Mia Hamm, former U.S. Women's National Team soccer player.


Hankins signs with Touch of Gold, more information to follow
NEJ Varsity Cheer Captain, Lauren Hankins accepted a scholarship to Jones County Junior College to become a member of the Touch of Gold dance team. Lauren is the daughter of Nub and Angela Culpepper of the Mill Creek community and Drew and Amy Hankins of Batesville. Pictured at her signing: (front row, left to right) Angela Culpepper; Lauren Hankins; Nub Culpepper; Andrew Hankins, brother; (back row, left to right) Lisa Bolivar, NEJ Cheer Coach; Keith Braddock, Athletic Director; Dr. Jennifer Lowery, NEJ Supervising Principal; and P.T. Jones, NEJ 11th &12th Grade Principal. Congratulations, Lauren!!!!


Harrison signs with JCJC, more information to follow
NEJ standout soccer player, Malachi Harrison, signed to play soccer for the JCJC Bobcats. Malachi is the son of Timothy and Valerie Harrison of the Powers community. Pictured: (front row, left to right) Timothy Harrison; Malachi Harrison; Valerie Harrison; (back row, left to right) Izzy Harrison; Casey Stroo, NEJ Boys Assistant Soccer Coach; Keith Braddock, NEJ Athletic Director; Dr. Jennifer Lowery, NEJ Supervising Principal; Matt Reid, NEJ Boys Head Soccer Coach; and Katelynn Perry. Congratulations, Malachi!!!!


Ward and Mozingo, more information to follow
Northeast Jones standout baseball players Cole Mozingo and Keagan Ward recently signed to play college baseball with East Central Community College next year. Cole is the son of Sammy and Jennifer Mozingo and Keagan is the son of John and Brooke Ward. Pictured (front row left to right): Sammy Mozingo, Cole Mozingo, Keagan Ward, and John Ward. (standing left to right): Courtney Lee, Jennifer Mozingo, Caleb Lee, Keith Braddock (NEJ Athletic Director), P.T. Jones (11th & 12th Grade Principal), Brooke Ward, Cole Ward, and Jeremy Parker (NEJ Head Baseball Coach). Congratulations!!


2018 Mississippi Wendy's High School Heisman Finalist, Esmeralda Figueroa
Esmeralda Figueroa, more information to follow
Congratulations to Northeast Jones Senior Esmeralda Figueroa for being named a 2018 Mississippi Wendy's High School Heisman Finalist. Esmo was one of 20 high school students in the state of Mississippi recognized in an awards ceremony on April 19th at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.
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Pictured: (top left) Esmeralda and NEJ Supervising Principal Dr. Jennifer Lowery; (top center) Wendy's billboard congratulating NEJ's Esmeralda Figueroa for being named a finalist; (top right) Esmeralda with her parents, Pedro and Mary Figueroa; (middle left) Esmeralda's High School Heisman announcment at the awards ceremony; (middle right) Esmeralda on stage at the awards ceremony; (bottom left) left to right: James Pugh - Journalist/Sports Photographer, Casey Stroo - NEJ Assistant Soccer Coach, Esmeralda, Brooke Zugg - NEJ Assistant Soccer Coach, Matt Reid - NEJ Head Soccer Coach; (bottom center) Esmeralda Figueroa's Wendy's High School Heisman MS Finalist trophy; and (bottom right) Esmeralda and NEJ Head Coach Matt Reid.

WDAM All-Star: Northeast Jones Senior Esmeralda Figueroa

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Thank you WDAM TV-7 for your support of NEJ!



2018 Northeast Jones Archery Team Seniors

Senior Archery Team members

Pictured top photo: Senior Archery team members (left to right) Trae Sumrall, Victoria McLaurin, Lauren Jenkins, and Ethan Crane.


Northeast Jones Soccer Signing Day

JUCO signees, more information to follow
Surrounded by family, friends, team mates and coaches, seven NEJ soccer players signed to play JUCO soccer next year. Araceli and Esmeralda Figueroa signed wtih Jones County Junior College. Rebecca Gregory, Mallorie Price, and Jonathan Blackledge signed with Meridian Community College. Harrison Hodge and Corban Williams signed with Holmes Community College. Congratulations!!!!
Figueroas sign with JCJC, more information to follow
Esmeralda and Araceli Figueroa signed to play soccer for the JCJC Lady Bobcats. Pictured: (front row, left to right) Pedro Figueroa, Esmeralda Figueroa, Araceli Figueroa, and Mary Figueroa, (back row, left to right) Athletic Director Keith Braddock, Coach Matt Reid, Supervising Principal Dr. Jennifer Lowery, Coach Casey Stroo, and Coach Brooke Zugg.
Blackledge, more information to follow
Jonathan Blackedge signed to play soccer for the Meridian Community College Eagles. Pictured: (front row, left to right) Chris Blackledge, Jonathan Blacklede, Tonya Blackledge, and Julia Blackledge, (back row, left to right) Athletic Director Keith Braddock, Coach Casey Stroo, Supervising Principal Dr. Jennifer Lowery, Coach Matt Reid, and Coach Brooke Zugg.
Gregory signs, more information to follow
Rebecca Gregory signed to play soccer for the Meridian Community College Lady Eagles. Pictured (front row, left to right) Sarah Gregory, Rebecca Gregory, and Jason Gregory; (back row, left to right) Athletic Director Keith Braddock, Coach Casey Stroo, Supervising Principal Dr. Jennifer Lowery, Coach Matt Reid, and Coach Brooke Zugg.
Price signs, more information to follow
Mallorie Price signed to play soccer for the Meridian Community College Lady Eagles. Pictured: (front row, left to right) Jessica Price, Mallorie Price, and Kevin Price; (back row, left to right) Athletic Director Keith Braddock, Coach Casey Stroo, Supervising Principal Dr. Jennifer Lowery, Coach Matt Reid, and Coach Brooke Zugg.
Williams and Hodge sign, more information to follow
Corban Williams and Harrison Hodge signed to play soccer for the Holmes Community College Bulldogs. Pictured: (front row, left to right) Tammy Williams, Corban Williams, Harrison Hodge, and Rebecca Hodge; (middle row, left to right) Richard Williams, Collin Williams, James Quinton Hodge; (back row, left to right) Athletic Director Keith Braddock, Coach Casey Stroo, Supervising Principal Dr. Jennifer Lowery, Coach Matt Reid, and Coach Brooke Zugg.


Hudson Signs with Jones County Junior College

Hudson signs with JCJC, more information to follow
As his coach, supervising principal, and family looked on, Northeast Jones Defensive End and Outside Linebacker Tyreece Hudson signed to play football with the Jones County Junior College Bobcats next year. Pictured are (seated, l-r): Tamaria Newell, Tyreece Hudson, Kenny Hudson, (standing l-r) Dr. Jennifer Lowery - Supervising Principal and Coach Keith Braddock - Athletic Director. Congratulations Tyreese!

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NEJ Tiger Basketball and Lady Tiger Basketball Seniors Honored

Leah Bankston Courtney Booth Chetyra Cooley Countis Cooley
Victoria McLaurin
Delaine McMillin
Kyabri Washington

Mykia Williams

Caleb Guerra Alex Harrison
The NEJ Hardwood Club honored our Class of 2018 Tigers and Lady Tigers basketball players on Thursday February 8th. Congratulations to these seniors and the entire NEJ Tiger Baseketball and Lady Tiger Basketball teams on a great season! The Tigers and Lady Tigers start District playoff action this week at West Lauderdale with the Tigers playing Tuesday February 13th and the Lady Tigers playing Thursday February 15th! Support your Tigers as they fight for a district championship! We are PROUD of you!!!

Reynolds Signs with Pearl River Community College
Reynolds signs with PRCC, more information to follow

As his parents, coaches and fellow players looked on, Northeast Jones baseball stand out Reid Reynolds signed to play baseball for Pearl River Community College next year.  He is the son of Keith and Lisa Reynolds of Heidelberg.  Pictured (Seated, left to right): Keith Reynolds, Reid Reynolods, and Lisa Reynolds. (Standing, left to right): Ronnie Joe Parker, Golden Spikes Summer Team Coach; Keith Braddock, NEJ Athletic Director; Dr. Jennifer Lowery, NEJ Supervising Principal; Jeremy Parker, NEJ Head Baseball Coach; Hunter McKievier, NEJ Baseball Coach; Robert McCrory, NEJ Baseball Coach.


NEJ Seniors visit Mississippi State University
picture collage, more information to follow
A group of Northeast Jones seniors had the opportunity to visit Mississippi State Unverisity and tour the campus. Pictured top right photo: (bottom row left to right) Angela Ramsey, Raghan Parish, Julia McNeil, Destiny Hooks, Nyanna Mapp; (2nd row left to right) Emma Brownlee, Lauren Hankins, Alec McCormick, Laken Daniels; (3rd row left to right) Michael Brown, Marley Cruise, Gwen Rowzee, Lauren Jenkins, Brandalen Eddy, Ms. Allison Cooley, Counselor; (top row left to right) Dylan Gieger, Jacob Rogers, and Brock Culpepper

Pictured top left photo: (left to right) Lauren Hankins and Brock Culpepper

Pictured center right photo: (left to right) Destiny Hooks, Michael Brown, Raghan Parish, Alec McCormick, Julia McNeil, Lauren Hankins, and Jacob Rogers

Pictured bottom center photo: (left to right) Brock Culpepper, Jacob Rogers, Alec McCormick, and Michael Brown

Pictured bottom left photo: (left to right) Alec McCormick, Lauren Hankins, Destiny Hooks, and Dylan Gieger


NEJ Art Students Participate in "Make Your Mark" Competition
"Make Your Mark" Drawing Competition is a juried art show. NEJ Art students Nevada Anderson and Shelby Welborn were honored to have their artwork recognized for excellence and to have the artwork on display at USM's Museum of Art. Congratuations Nevada and Shelby!
Nevada Anderson Shelby Welborn

Nevada Anderson with her artwork displayed at USM

Shelby Welborn with her artwork displayed at USM



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