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Calendar of Events
May 18 Sr. Exams (7th)
May 19

Semester Exams: 2nd, 4th, 6th--High School
2nd Period: 7:50 am-9:35 am
4th Period: 9:40 am-11:25 am
5th Period: 11:30 am-12:55 pm (Review Period & Lunch)
6th Period: 1:00 pm-2:45 pm

Middle School Exams:
Regular schedule (test 2,4,6 or 2nd Block and 4th block)

Graduation Practice--11:00-2:00
Tennis Banquet @ Journey Church

May 20 Semester Exams: 1st, 3rd, 5th--High School
1st Period: 7:50 am-9:35 am
3rd Period: 9:40 am-11:25 am
5th Period: 11:30 am-12:55 pm (Review Period & Lunch)
6th Period: 1:00 pm-2:45 pm

Middle School Exams:
Regular schedule (test 1,3,5 or 1st Block and 3rd block)

Retirement Party--Media Center
May 21

Semester Exams: 7th--High School
7th Period: 7:50 am-9:35 am
3rd Period: 9:40 am-11:25 am
5th Period: 11:30 am-12:55 pm (Lunch)

Middle School Exams:
7th Period 7:50 am-8:40 am
2nd Period 8:45 am-9:35 am
3rd Period 9:40 am-10:30
4th Period 10:35 am-11:55 am
5th Period 12:00 pm-12:30 pm or until buses load

Graduation for NEJ--3:00

Students' Last Day

May 22 Staff Development
May 25 Memorial Day
Aug. 3, 4, 5 Professional Development
Aug. 4 Open House
Aug. 6 Students First Full Day






Be sure to look at all the information about Senior ads and Senior portraits!!!

Click here!!!


2015 Tiger Yearbook!!!!

You don't want to miss this one!! Deadline is May 30, 2015.
This yearbook will be comemorating NEJ's 50th year and promises to be outstanding!!


Check, credit card, or debit card contact Herff Jones Yearbook Order Center...
Phone~1-866-287-3096 (8 to 5)
Order number~14669

New and exciting FREE app with every yearbook purchased!!

Seniors Check out this Scholarship Guide!! new
Student Council, Class Officers, Class Favorites, Homecoming new
             District and School Report Cards 2011-2012
District Report Card                School Report Cards    


SCHOOL BUS SAFETY              
Bus Rider Safety Tips          Safe Procedure for Loading          School Bus Safety 
Bus Safety Loading and Unloading Procedures         Safe Procedure for Unloading
                                                                  Medical Forms                                                                                     
Emerging Disease Informationnew
Over-The-Counter Medication Form                    Prescription Medication Form

Asthma Inhaler, Anaphylaxis Medication, Insulin Supplies Form

Diet Prescription for Meals at School Form

2014 -2015

2015-2016 NEJ Junior High Baseball Team

Jalen Ayers
Dawson Brooks
Eli Collins
Dylan Greer
Dayvis McLeod
Mason Smith
Jonah Holland
Tyler Harper
Donovan Peacock
Sam Mansell
Chase Bolan
Cade McNeil
Dawson Holder
Dalton Tanner
Kyle Chapman
Shelby Nowell
Preston Morris
D. J. Allred

2015 History Trip to WWII Museums in New Orleans

Social Studies teachers Benoit, Mills, Gentry and Reid recently took their students to the WWII Museum where they toured the D-Day Museum, The Road to Berlin, The Battle in the Pacific, and the European Theater in New Orleans. One student, Daniel Easley, was quoted as saying, "Seeing the actual artifacts and hearing the stories from the war really made me appreciate the sacrifices that were paid by those great American heros." Daniel also said--"Go 'Merica!"

Hunting for Good Test Scores!


Our NEJ teacher, Teri Cranford, was serving as hall monitor during the recent state testing in the high school. Since the weather suddenly turned cool and breezy those testing mornings, Ms. Cranford adapted to the situation with her tent and heater. Good job, Ms. Cranford--we will miss you next year!!


Melissa James, FNP-BC, is a nurse practioner who works as a hospitalist for SCRMC and came on 04/07/2015 to speak to Ms. Flower's first period AP Biology class about what it is like becoming and being a nurse practioner. She is a former NEJ graduate and Mrs. Angela Rudolph's (secretary in front office) sister.
Jr. High Cheerleader Fundraiser

See Ms. Stringer or any cheerleader to order.

The deadline for orders is May 6th

FBLA Attends State Conference

On April 8-10, 2015, 16 members of NEJ's FBLA organization traveled to Jackson to compete and attend the state conference. Members took tests in their events, visited the Jackson Zoo, shopped, swam, listened to inspirational speakers (Josh Shipp), voted on state officers, attended the annual dance, networked with the 1,000 attendees, and won awards. FBLA sponsors are Debbie Griffin and Becky Tew. Also chaperoning the trip were teachers, Melody Easley and Ann Ramsey.


Shown to the left are some of the FBLA officers that were in attendance: Jacob Foster (6th Desktop Publishing and Membership Madness), Peyton Ramsey (Who's Who in State FBLA), Daniel Easley (1st Word Processing), Austin Murphy (Membership Madness), and Leighton Griffin (Membership Madness). Daniel will have a chance to advance to the National FBLA Conference in Chicago this summer to compete again in Word Processing. We wish him the best of luck as he respresents NEJ in this exciting venture!








Jacob Foster and Ryan Gatlin placed 6th in Desktop Publishing. This event consisted of a 100-question test and a skills portion where they had to create a brochure, business card, flyer, and advertisement.

Click here for more conference pics!


Easley Selected Student of the Month



Daniel Easley, the son of Mark and Melody Easley of Laurel, was recently named Northeast Jones Sertoma Student of the Month for April.  Daniel selected Mrs. Cindy Rice, Advanced Placement English Instructor and Yearbook Advisor, to accompany him to the luncheon.



Ellzey Earns EMCC Scholarship



NEJ senior, Alex Ellzey, landed a band scholarship to East Mississippi Community College. Band director, Steven Stringer, offered her a full tuition, partial room and board, and $600 towards books. Alex will also receive a ACT scholarship awarding her with full tutition and partial room and board. She has also been accepted into the Honor Program at EMCC where shewill be residing in the Honors Dorm. Alex's proud parents are DiAnne & Kenny Cooley of Laurel and Richard & Dianne Ellzey of Corinth, MS.


Tiger Vibe Shirts

Tiger Vibe show choir is selling "Welcome to the Jungle" shirts. If you are interested in ordering one or more, you can see any
Tiger Vibe member OR just send an email to Angie Hodge with the shirt selection and the size(s) that you need.
All shirts are $15 except for 2x ($1.50 more) and 3X (2.00 more).. Shirt orders should be turned in no later than April 22nd to ensure that shirts are delivered by April 30th.

AP Biology Has Special Guest

On 4/1/2015, Mrs. Derri McDonald, RN/ charge nurse at SCRMC oncology, spoke to Ms. Flower's 1st period AP Biology class about the career as a nurse.

Rudolph Signs With JCJC




Surrounded by her family and coaches, Northeast Jones tennis stand-out April Rudolph signed today to play tennis for the Jones
County Junior College Bobcats.  She is the daughter
of David (seated, second from right) and Angela Rudolph (seated, second from left) of the Powers community.  Also pictured with April are (seated, l-r) her grandmother Nell Gieger (seated, far left),
her sister Allison Rudolph (seated, far right), NEJ Athletic Director Keith Braddock (standing, far left), NEJ Supervising Principal Cooper Pope (standing, center), and NEJ Tennis Coach Debbie Mansell (standing, far right). 


Chemistry Class Has Special Speaker

Mrs. Pam Shores (director of laboartory services from SCRMC) spoke to Ms. Flowers AP Biology students about her profession


NEJ Jr. Beta Wins at State Conference


Northeast Jones Middle School Jr. Beta students Courtney Lee, Kayden Waller and Joi Jones,  placed SECOND in Special Talent at the MS Jr. Beta Convention in Tupelo, MS singing "Jar of Hearts" and Gabi Hodge placed Third in Wreath.
They will be traveling to Nashville, TN in June to compete at the National Jr. Beta Club Convention.

Middleton Named NEJ Serteen Student of Month

Northeast Jones junior Angi Middleton was recently honored as NEJ’s Serteen Student of the Month for March.  She is the granddaughter of Tommy & Alesha Davis of the Myrick community.  Angi selected Business Educationinstructor and FBLA sponsor Debbie Griffin to accompany her to the Sertoma luncheon held at the Country Club.


NEJ Students Study “Real World”

Northeast Jones STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Education) students under the instruction of Mrs. Becky Tew, recently participated in the “Welcome to the Real World” program presented by Mississippi State University Extension Service.  Each student was assigned a scenario including a family situation, an occupation, and a salary.  They were instructed to visit individual booths set up around the room, and allocate the resources they had been given to fulfill their “family” obligations for such things as Transportation, Housing, Insurance, Clothing, etc.   Students were very positive about the experience.  One student commented,“I never understood the decisions my parents have to make every day about every part of our lives. It’s really hard to make sure you have enough money for everything your family needs.” Volunteers from Regions Bank joined with MississippiState University Extension Service employees to make this a realistic and valuable learning experience for the students.
More pics here!!



FBLA Participates in NEJ's Relay for Life!



On March 6, 2015, NEJ held it's Annual Relay for Life Walk-a-thon. Clubs and various organizations set up booths all around thefootball track to sell items to the walkers. The turnout was exceptional as it always is at NEJ. The generous students and faculty contributed to the Relay and made their rounds around the track. One of the many clubs selling various items were Future Business Leaders of America. The highlight of the FBLA booth was our pink cotton candy!!

FBLA sponsors are Debbie Griffin and Becky Tew.


Goode Receives MS Livestock Council Scholarship


Northeast Jones senior Brittany Goode has been awarded the 2015 Mississippi Livestock Council Academic Scholarship.  She is an active member of Jones County 4H and Northeast Jones FFA.  Goode is the daughter of Scott and Stephanie Goode of the Myrick community.  Her 4H advisors are Kim Hancock and Nikki Jefcoat and her FFA Advisors are Aaron Scammahorn and David Walters.  

Alum Speaks to Flower's Class

Allison Rudolph, NEJ graduate, spoke to Mrs. Flowers first period class on March 5, 2015 about nursing and the nursing field. She informed the students on what is expected of them in nursing school, tests, prep for nursing, and clinicals. Allison also shared information on the NCLEX which is the test taken to pass and receive licensure to become a nurse. Allison is attending William Carey Nursing School and is the daughter of Ms. Angela Rudolph, school secretary.



FBLA Recognizes Maintainance Staff


In March the Northeast Jones Future Business Leaders of American Chapter took the time to recognize and honor our hard-working maintainance crew. Shown in the picture are Jacob Foster and Daniel Easley, FBLA officers presenting Mugshot lunches to Mary Barlow and Tommy Ishee. These are the staff members who work hard each day to help keep our campus clean and organized. We appreciate them and all they do for NEJ!!


Northeast Jones FFA Wins in District Competition


Northeast Jones FFA brought home several awards from the recent South District FFA Contest held at Jones County Junior College.

The Senior Parliamentary Team of Ford Turner, Mark Wagnon, Zach Hodge, Devon Wolff, Hogan Brewer and Brittany Goode (not pictured) received 2nd Place.
The Junior Opening & Closing Team of Gabi Hodge, Caedence Hodge, Ethan Knight, Ty Cooley, Kendall Myrick, Lara Wright, and Skylar Myrick (not pictured) won 1st Place.




Hogan Brewer and Ford Turner won 2nd Place in Tractor Operations and Maintenance, while the Welding Team of Conner Landrum, Taylor Gainey and Chris Allen received 3rd Place.  

All 1st and 2nd Place winners advance to state competition.  

Northeast Jones Vocational-Agriculture Instructors/FFA Advisors are Aaron Scammahorn and David Walters.



Northeast Jones FFA's Lara Beth Wright recently captured 2nd Place in Junior FFA Creed Speaking at the South District FFA Contest held at Jones County Junior College.  She now advances to state competition.  Lara is the daughter of Johnnie and Ashley Wright of the Glade community.  Her FFA Advisors are Aaron Scammahorn and David Walters.

Gabi Hodge, a member of Northeast Jones FFA, recently won 1st Place in Junior Extemporaneous Speaking at the South District FFA Contest held at Jones County Junior College.  She now advances to state competition.  Hodge is the daughter of Kevin and Dione Hodge of the Myrick community. Her FFA Advisors are Aaron Scammahorn and David Walters.

 Northeast Jones FFA's Perri Purvis recently won 1st Place in National FFA Creed Speaking at the South District FFA Contest held at Jones County Junior College.  She now advances to state competition.  Purvis is the daughter of  Joseph and Wendy Purvis of the Glade Community.  Her Vocational Agriculture Instructors/FFA Advisors are Aaron Scammahorn and David Walters.



Mitchell Named NEJ Tiger Teacher of Month

Northeast Jones Serteen members recently selected NEJ Assistant Band Director Jacob Mitchell as Serteen Tiger Teacher of the Month for March. 

Mitchell (center) is pictured with a number of NEJ Serteen members. 
NEJ's Tiger Vibe

NEJ's Tiger Vibe show choir placed Second in their division at the Jackson Academy Competition on February 6th, 2015. They finished their season at the West Jones Invitational, on February 20th, with an outstanding performance. There, they placed 1st Runner Up in their division and won Best Vocals and Best Costume. In addition to the group awards, Jaylen Padgett was awarded Most Valuable Performer. Tiger Vibe's next concert will take place on March 31st, at their annual "A Time to Say Goodbye" performance.


Bohannon NEJ Sertoma Student of Month 


Northeast Jones Sertoma Student of the Month for February is Ben Bohannon.  He is the son of David and Sherrie Bohannon of the Rustin community.  Ben selected Casey Stroo, NEJ Physicial Science, Physics, and Advanced Placement Environmental Science instructor, to accompany him to the luncheon. 



Mansell Named High School Heisman State Finalist



Northeast Jones senior Morgan Mansell has been named a 2015 Wendy’s High School Heisman State Finalist. 
The daughter of Sammy and Debbie Mansell of the Powers community, Morgan recently signed to play soccer
for the University of Southern Mississippi.  The Wendy’s High School Heisman Program honors high school
senior athletes who excel in learning, performing, and leading in the classroom, on the field, and in the community. 

Morgan is pictured with NEJ Supervising Principal Cooper Pope (left) and NEJ Soccer Coach Matt Reid


2015 NEJ Relay for Life
Check out our Winnie-the-Pooh shirt
all the other great things going on for Relay for Life!

Teachers can find the entire packet for that day here.


Middle School Correct Response Students Attend iFLY

Middle School Correct Response Students attended the iFLY Conference (Inspiring Future Leaders Youth Conference) sponsored by
Generation FREE at the Lake Terrace Convention Center,Hattiesburg on Thursday February 19. This youth-led tobacco prevention program, Generation FREE, is a one-day
conference for middle school students in grades seventh and eighth. It's purpose is to educate middle school students on how they can reduce tobacco use. 
NEJ students joined more than 250 students who came together to learn how to create positive change in their communities through being youth leaders.
The students participated in engaging breakout sessions to further develop skills that will help them combat youth tobacco use and influence positive
health decisions for everyone in the community. Generation FREE is a program funded by MSDH through combinedefforts of the
American Lung Association in Mississippi and the Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi. Generation FREE can be followed on Facebook
at or Twitter and Instagram under @GENFREE11.

Sellers Named NEJ February Tiger Teacher
Northeast Jones Serteens recently selected Mark Sellers (back, third from left) as Northeast Jones Serteen Tiger Teacher for February. 
NEJ science instructor, Mr. Sellers teaches Anatomy & Physiology, Geology, Zoology, Botany, Environmental Science, and Astronomy. 
He is pictured with of NEJ Serteens members (clockwise from center front) Jim Breland, Hannah Beech, Nichole McLaurin,
Austin Malone, Houston Norton, Emilee Norwood,
Kristina Smith, and Kayte Avera.

FBLA Wins at District

NEJ FBLA traveled to JCJC on Feb. 5, 2015 to attend the Southern District Conference. Thirty-one students competed in various events and brought home many awards.

Pictured from left is Caytee Walters - 4th Global Business (Team), Tamisha Keyes - 2nd place Intro to Parliamentary Procedures, April Rudolph - 5th Future Business Leader,
Jacob Foster -5th DTP (Team), Austin Murphy - 4th place Global Business (Team),
Krystal Brown - 4th place Global Business (Team), Daniel Easley - 1st Word Processing, Josh Knight - 2nd Insurance and Risk Management,
Jeremy Wilson - 2nd Intro to Information Processing, Ryan Gatlin - 5th Desktop Publishing (Team), Jacob Rogers - 4th Impromptu Speaking,
Ravin Jefferson - 5th Computer App., Araceli Figueroa - 5th Business Math

These students will advance to the state competetion in Jackson in April. Ms. Becky Tew and Ms. Debbie Griffin are FBLA advisors.

Congratulations to all our NEJ students!


Pryor Signs With JCJC

Northeast Jones soccer stand-out Dilan Pryor signed today to play soccer for Jones County Junior College.


Pryor is pictured with his parents, Dwayne and Michelle Pryor, (rear, l-r) NEJ Supervising Principal Cooper Pope, NEJ Athletic Director Keith Braddock,
and NEJ Soccer Coaches Matt Reid and Casey Stroo


Taylor Signs With JCJC

Braxton Taylor, Northeast Jones soccer stand-out, signed today to play soccer for Jones County Junior College. 

Taylor is pictured with his parents, Timmy and Terri White, (rear, l-r) NEJ Supervising Principal Cooper Pope, NEJ Athletic Director Keith Braddock,
and NEJ Soccer Coaches Matt Reid and Casey Stroo.



Mansell Inks With USM

Northeast Jones girls soccer stand-out Morgan Mansell signed today to play soccer for the Lady Eagles of the University of Southern Mississippi! 
Mansell is a member of the current 4A Girls South State Championship team and is a three-time member of the 4A Girls Soccer State Champions! 

She is pictured with her parents, Sammy and Debbie Mansell (seated), her brother Sam (middle), (rear, l-r) Northeast Jones Supervising Principal Cooper Pope,
Northeast Jones Athletic Director Keith Braddock, Northeast Jones Soccer Coach Matt Reid and Casey Stroo.

NEJ Players Sign With Gulf Coast Community College

Northeast Jones Football stand-outs Reggio Dean and Justin Stewart signed today with Gulf Coast Community College as family members looked on. 

Reggio Dean (seated); (rear, l-r) Roland Dean, uncle; Vanessa Thames, mother; Jequetta Dean, cousin


(seated, l-r)  Reggio Dean, Justin Stewart; (standing, l-r) Roland Dean, Jequetta Dean, Keith Braddock-NEJ Athletic Director;
Vanessa Dean Thames, Kim Stewart, Catrina Stewart, Cooper Pope-NEJ Supervising Principal, Tyrone Stewart. 


 Justin Stewart (seated);  (rear, l-r) Catrina Stewart, mother; Kim Stewart, uncle; Tyrone Stewart, father.

Northeast Jones Middle School Show Choir Wins!!

The Northeast Jones Middle School Show Choir, Tiger Vibe, placed 2nd in the South Jones Invitational on January 30, 2015.
They plan to travel to Jackson this Friday, February 6th, to compete in the Jackson Academy Show Choir Invitational. 
Tiger Vibe will also compete at Purvis High School and West Jones High School later on this month. Tiger Vibe is under the direction of Mrs. Angie Hodge. 

Singers: Tori Ball, Josie Blue, Madi Bounds, Presley Brownlee, Coriana Carmichael, Braxton Dykes, Ty Evans, Jade Hill, Gabi Hodge, Cassidy Holifield, Jonah Holland,
Anna Hutto, Lindsey James, Joi Jones, Tashiera Jones, Courtney Lee, Madeline McRee, Brandon Murray, Skylar Myrick, Jaylen Padgett, Kambri Pippen, Alyssa Pitts,
Rebekah Rayborn, Tyler Rayner, Tatum Reid, Breyanna Satcher, Callie Shearer, Josarah Slover, Taylor Stevenson, Keri Stringfellow,
Alyssa Stroud, Shelbi Sumrall, Michael Waite, Kayden Waller, Daygen Warren and Dillon Widdershoven 
NEJ Senior FFA Wins at Federation 

Northeast Jones Senior FFA brought home two 1st Place, five 2nd Place, and one 3rd Place wins from the recent Black Gold Federation Contest held at Jones County Junior College. Heidi Bonner won 2nd Place in Senior FFA Prepared Public Speaking; Perri Purvis won 1st Place in Ninth Grade FFA Creed Speaking; the Senior Opening &
Closing Team of Brittany Goode,Hogan Brewer, Paige Wilson, Ford Turner, Mark Wagnon, Jennifer Smith, and Devon Wolff won 2nd Place; the Senior FFA Parliamentary
Procedure Team of Hogan Brewer, Brittany Goode, Ford Turner, Mark Wagnon, Zach Hodge, and Devon Wolff won 1st Place; the Senior Tool ID team of Kaitlin Proctor,
Ross Wooten, and Joley Brewer won 2nd Place; Hogan Brewer and Ford Turner received 2nd Place inTractor Operations and Maintenance; the Welding Team 
of Chris Allen, Kody Key, Conner Landrum, and Tayler Gainey won 2nd Place; and Zach Hodge won 3rd Place in Senior FFA Extemporaneous Speaking.

Heidi Bonner, 2nd, Prepared Public Speak.--Perri Purvis, 1st, 9th Grade FFA Creed Speak.--Zach Hodge, 3rd, Senior FFA Extemporaneous Speak.--Tractor Operations and Maintenance, 2nd

Senior Opening & Closing Team, 2nd------------Senior FFA Parliamentary Procedure Team, 1st

Senior Tool ID team, 2nd Place---------------------Welding Team, 2nd Place



Black Gold Federation Contest

Northeast Jones Junior FFA brought home three 1st Place wins from the recent Black Gold Federation Contest held at
Jones County Junior College.  Gabi Hodge won 1st Place in Junior Extemporaneous Speaking, Lara Beth Wright won 1st Place in Junior FFA Creed Speaking, and
the Junior Opening & Closing Team of Skylar Myrick, Caedence Hodge, Ethan Knight, Gabi Hodge, Kendall Myrick, Ty Cooley, and Lara Beth Wright also won 1st Place. 
David Walters and Aaron Scammahorn are the NEJ Vocational-Agriculture Instructors/FFA Advisors.

Gabi Hodge-- Skylar Myrick, Caedence Hodge, Ethan Knight, Gabi Hodge, Kendall Myrick, Ty Cooley, Lara Beth Wright---Lara Beth Wright

Wright Signs With Co-Lin

Northeast Jones baseball stand-out J. T. Wright has signed to play baseball for Copiah-Lincoln Community College next year. 
Pictured with Wright are his parents (seated) Johnny (right) and Ashly (left) Wright and his sister Lara Wright (far right). 
Also pictured are (rear, l-r) NEJ Baseball Coach Jeremy Parker, J. T.’s summer league coach,  Coach John Parker, and NEJ Supervising Principal Cooper Pope.

4-H Team Wins National Award

The Jones County 4-H Livestock Judging Team recently joined more than 900 youth from over than 30 states and Alberta, Canada in competition at the
Western National Roundup in Denver, Colorado. 
They returned home with a national Third Place Overall win in Goat Judging. 
The team consists of Rustin Anderson from South Jones, Ashley Ivy from West Jones/Jones County Junior College, and Brittany Goode and
Mark Wagnon from Northeast Jones.  Rustin is the son of Mike and Robin Murry of the Whitfield community.  Ashley is the daughter of Neil and Robin Hinton of Soso. 
Brittany is the daughter of Scott and Stephanie Goode of the Myrick community. 
Mark is the son of Bill and Phyllis Wagnon of the Myrick community.  The teams’ coach is Kim Tolbert Hancock, Jones County Extension/4-H Agent.  

The Conference, now in its 95th year, is held annually in early January, coinciding with the National Western Stock Show.
The aim is to leave participants with the necessary confidence and skills to be successful leaders in their self-defined future through 4-H and FFA. 
Youth participants develop a mastery of their respective subject matters, but more importantly, gain life-long skills, fantastic memories, and new friendships. 
Pictured (l-r) Rustin Anderson, Ashley Ivy, Brittany Goode, Mark Wagnon.   


Ishee Named NEJ January Serteen Teacher

Northeast Jones Serteen members recently named Mrs. Kim Ishee (pictured center behind balloon) NEJ Serteen Teacher of the Month for January. 
Mrs. Ishee teaches Albegra III and Geometry. 
Pictured with Mrs. Ishee are (in no particular order) Zoe Graves, Sadie Bradock, Connor Ellis, Eli Adams, Leighton Griffin, Will Walters, Hanna Wilson,
Madison McLelland, Kameron Voge, Parker Cruise, Zachary Taylor, Caitlyn Holifield, Brett Benigno, Kyla Mann, Hayden Nowell, Christina McCann,
Akeelah Jones, Savannah Smith, Jaqua Payton, and Harleigh Howell.

January Serteen of the Month



Northeast Jones junior Nichole McLaurin (left) of the Myrick community was recently
named NEJ's Sertoma Student of the Month for January.  She selected NEJ French and
Advanced Placement World History instructor Jessica Stroo (right) to accompany her
to the luncheon


Serteens Donate to the Needy

Wagnon & Goode Receive Top 4-H Awards

Mark Wagnon, NEJ FFA Chapter President,was recently named Jones County 4-H 2014 Best All-Around 4-H'er. 
Brittany Goode, NEJ FFA Chapter Vice-President, was named Jones County 4-H 2014 Outstanding Senior 4-H'er!
Mark is the son of Bill & Phyllis Wagnon of the Myrick community. 
Brittany is the daughter of Scott & Stephanie Goode of the Myrick Community. 
Their 4-H advisors are Kim T. Hancock and Nikki Jefcoat. 
Their FFA Advisors are Aaron Scammahorn and David Walters.

December Serteen Tiger Teacher

Congrats to our December Seteen Tiger Teacher of the Month--Jeremy Gentry!

Barnett NEJ December Sertoma Student of Month




Northeast Jones junior Cassie Barnett was recently named NEJ’s Sertoma Student of the Month for December. 
She selected Ricky Boone, NEJ Integrated Science Instructor, to accompany her to the luncheon. 
Cassie is the daughter of Michael Barnett and Beverly Varner of Heidelberg.


NEJ’s Jobin Achieves Perfect Score



Northeast Jones sophomore Douglas Jobin recently learned he had achieved a perfect score of 688 on the SATP2 Biology I state test! 
The son of Mark and Wendy Jobin of the Myrick community, he is an honor roll student and a member of the Tiger Pride Marching Band. 
Jobin was presented with a plaque in recognition of his outstanding academic achievement by his Biology I instructor Mrs. Carol Smith (left)
and NEJ Supervising Principal Cooper Pope (right)ones sophomore Douglas Jobin recently learned he had achieved a perfect score of 688 on
the SATP2 Biology I state test!  The son of Mark and Wendy Jobin of the Myrick community, he is an honor roll student and a member of the
Tiger Pride Marching Band.  Jobin was presented with a plaque in recognition of his outstanding academic achievement by his Biology I instructor
Mrs. Carol Smith (left) and NEJ Supervising Principal Cooper Pope (right)

2014-2015 FBLA Officers
NEJ-FBLA held it's installation service at their annual Christmas party recently. Officers installed included from left:
Jacob Foster, Reporter; April Rudolph, Secretary; Leighton Griffin, Community Service Chair; Austin Murphy, VP;
Caytee Walters, Treasurer; Peyton Ramsey, President; and Daniel Easley, Parlimentarian.
Officers, members, and sponsors joined together at Ms. Tew's home to enjoy food, games and the installation ceremony.
The organization has chosen Caps for Chemo Kids as it's Christmas project.
The students are collecting new caps with tags and knitted or crocheted caps to donate to children who have
lost their hair from the result of cancer treatment.
NEJ-FBLA is sponsored by Becky Tew, STEM teacher and Debbie Griffin, Business Ed. (See more pics)
NEJ Gold Horizons to Host Disney Breakfast

The Northeast Jones Gold Horizons Show Choir will host a Disney Breakfast on Saturday, December 13, 2014 in the Northeast Jones Cafeteria.
 The first show will begin at 8 a.m. and the second show will begin at 10 a.m.  
Tickets are $10.00 for children and $6.00 for adults and may be pre-purchased in the high school office or may be purchased at the door.  
Come out and see your favorite Disney Characters and hear your favorite Disney songs performed by the Gold Horizons!  
Life Skills Class Christmas Sale
Room #20       

NEJ Students Attend Youth Leadership Summit

From left: April Rudolph, Micah Heathcock, Caytee Walters, Austin Malone, Congressman Palazzo, Hannah Grantham, Allyson Myrick and Brittany Burnham
Congressman Steven Palazzo hosted the first annual Palazzo Youth Leadership Summit for South Mississippi high school
students on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg campus.
Guest speakers included Governor Phil Bryant, former New Orleans Saints Running Back Deuce McAllister,
Major General Jeff Hammonds, and USM Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Joe Paul. 

“These students are the future of our state and our nation, and it is my hope that they will
come away
 from this summit with the tools they need to continue serving their communities.” 
- Congressman Steven Palazzo

Hannah Grantham
Sertoma November Student of the Month

Hannah Grantham (left), a junior at Northeast Jones High School, was recently named NEJ's Sertoma Student of the Month for November. 
She selected Mrs. Robin Grantham (right) to accompany her to the luncheon. 
Hannah is the daughter of James and Robin Grantham of the Mill Creek community. 
Veterans' Day Memories
November Serteen Tiger Teacher of the Month
Mrs. Annalee Patrick

NEJ Serteen Tiger Teacher for November is Mrs. Annalee Patrick. Presenting a gift basket to Mrs. Patrick are left to right:
Brittany Burnham, Lexi Pippen, Obrie Scarbrough, Maddy Brownlee, Mrs. Partick, Brianna Stroud, Erika Shelton,
Jade Padgett, Alexis Andrews,
and Meagan Adams.

FBLA in First-Annual Tent or Treat!

FBLA was just one of the organizations to participate in the first annual NEJ Tent or Treat. Students donated candy,
dressed in their Halloween attire, and decorated their tents in order to greet children throughout the community.
FBLA members interacted with the visiting children as well as giving them candy and cotton candy for treats.

More chilling pics...

Halloween in the Jungle

50 Years of Seniors!!

Get yours now!!
Long-sleeved T-shirt!!


See Ms. Rice

NEJ Beauty and Beau Pageant

In celebration of 50 years In the Jungle, the Northeast Jones Yearbook Staff cordially invites all the former
NEJ Most Beautiful and Most Handsome honorees to attend the annual NEJ Beauty and Beau Pageant on
Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 6 p.m. in the school performing arts center. 
A reception will be held in their honor in the NEJ Cafeteria from 5 - 5:40 p.m. prior to the pageant. 
Admission of $5.00 will include reception tea, preferential seating for the 2014-2015 pageant,
and introduction on stage during the pageant. 
Please RSVP to,, or
FBLA Officers Attend
Fall Conference

On October 27, 2014 NEJ FBLA officers attended the FLBA/PBL
State Fall Conference on the campus of East Central Community College
in Decatur, MS. Students were able to attend a variety of workshops
including new animation software, social graces tips, dining etiquette,
new apps for school and college, and March of Dimes updates.
Lunch was served and entertainment was provided by the ECCC
rock band The Collegians.

1st Row--L-R: April Rudolph, Caytee Walters, Leighton Griffin
2nd Row--L-R: Jacob Foster, Daniel Easley, Peyton Ramsey, Austin Murphy

NEJ FBLA is sponsored by Becky Tew and Debbie Griffin
Serteens Donate to the
Pink Ribbon Organization

During October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, NEJ Serteens sold
pink ribbon lollipops with the proceedes going to the Pink Ribbon
. Tripling the amount given to this wonderful cause,
Serteen members Raven Gragory, Katie Beech and Maddy Brownlee
presented a check for $750.00 to Mrs. Thrash,
Serteen sponsor
and 3-year breast cancer survivor, to donate to the
Pink Ribbon Organization.
NEJ Serteens Largest in Nation

Northeast Jones  High School is home to the largest Serteens Club in the nation for the second year in a row. 
Serteens is a community service organization sponsored by Sertoma of Laurel. 
NEJ Serteens conduct numerous service projects for various organizations throughout the year including the Dollhouse Ministry for Abused Women,
Canned Food Drive for the Christian Food Mission, donations for the Southern Cross Animal Rescue League, Relay for Life,
Pink Ribbon Fund for Breast Cancer Awareness and many,many more. 
Mrs. Becky Thrash has served as sponsor of NEJ Serteens for the past four years. 
Mrs. Allison Merritt serves as co-sponsor.  Pictured (in no particular order) are the members of NEJ Serteens: 
April Rudolph (Presiden), Caytee Walters (Vice-President), Brittany Burnham (Secretary-Treasurer), Taylor Pippin, John Rushton,
Hannah Smith, Maegan Adams, Katie Windham, Hunter Byrd, Rebecca Maxey, Erika Shelton, Camille Hankins, Shea Mello,
Obrie Scarbrough, Kristina Smith, Audrey Paige, Amie McCormick, Madison Brownlee, Caitlyn Holifield, Kyla Mann, Harleigh Howell,
Sadie Braddock, Hanna Wilson, Parker Cruise, Savannah Smith, Brett Benigno, Shay McLaurin, Alec McCormick, Hannah Hickson,
Angela Ramsey, Cameron Sullivan, Jeremy Wilson, Zoe Graves, Ariel Ducksworth, Ebony Cole, Joley Brewer, Raidyn Wiklund,
C. J. Hunter, Jordan Early, Kayte Avera, Reggio Dean, Emilee Norwood, Morgan Mansell, Jade Walley, Jade Holifield, Krystal Brown,
Josh Knight, Tyler Landrum, Makayla Crane, Akeelah Jones, Lindsey, Rowzee, Emma Brownlee, Alex Harrison, Katelyn Hinton, Haley Holifield,
Mykia Williams, Mikayla Cleckler, Araceli Figueroa, Olivia Jordan, Hannah Beech, Eli Adams, Hayden Nowell, Taylor Manning, Caroline Jones,
Lyle Wood, Shelby Lowery, Hayward Hodge, Madison McDoanld, Daniel Easley, Esmeralda Figueroa, Shalea Jones, Kristopher Shaw,
Ramina Collins, Corbin Williams, Zach Taylor, Evan Chisolm, August Parker, Lexi Gatlin, Morgan Kitchens, Brianna Stroud, Lexi Pippen, Legend Waldrup,
Jordan Wooten, Allyson Myrick, Laken Daniels, Kaitlin Proctor, Marley Cruise, Laken WIndham, Shawanda Barnett, Destiney Travis, Ben Bohannon,
Jedidiah Slover, Jana Pitts, Aniston Smith, Kameron Voge, Lauren Hankins, Raghan Parish, Emily Waddill, Madison McLelland,
Tamara Cooley, Austin Murphy, Micah Heathcock, Caleb West, Gabriella Dennis, Aubrey Phillips, Patricia Hodge, Angi Middleton,
Mackenzie Bounds, Kaylee Miller, Nikki Barnette, Caleb Lee, Victoria McLaurin, Nichole McLaurin, Jaquaveon Payton, Logan Walters,
Lily Hosey, Rebecca Gregory, Sarah Watson, Houston Norton, Ashley Hutchins, Haylee Waite, Julie Sanford, Ricardo January, Kelli Taylor,
Lauren Lindsey, Colby Stringfellow, Philip Hilton, Beth Sanford, Zach Scardino, K. J. Andrews, Bailee Hale, Ivy Taylor,
Destiny Hooks, Keyara Windham, Destiny Butler, Randi Jefferson,Allison Holifield, Lydia Myers, Jacob Foster, Pamela Guerrero,
Chance Sumrall, Willis Gully, Miles Smith, Erika Snyder, Devin Smith, Perri Purvis, Dago Guiterrez, Ty Evans, Magen Moore,
Jason Kepley, Cheyanne Boyd, Kinsey Chisholm, Katelynn Perry, Kaleigh Byrd, Julia McNeil, J. J. Harrison, Amber Williford, Olivia Pippin, Katie Beech,
Austin McCormick, Breanna Purvis,Dory Langley, Mikala Baughman, Whitney Fowler, Joi Evans, Belle McLaurin, Sommer Barlow, Molly Mize, Austin Holifield,
Raven Gregory, Austin McCormick, Leighton Griffin, Olivia Johnston, Ethan Crane, Alexis Andrews, Cassie Barnett, Jase Crane,
Malachi Harrison, Alexis Love, Jade Padgett, Cole Mozingo, Christina McCann, Austin Malone, Denise Johnson, Kelsey Vaughn, Brittany Hodge.

Northeast Jones Middle/High School will hold the school's annual veteran's program on Thursday, November 6, 2014. 
Sponsored by NEJ Senior Beta, the program will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the NEJ Performing Arts Center. 
All area veterans  and their families are cordially invited to attend. 
Immediately following the program,
vetrans and their guests will be treated to a brunch in the school's cafeteria.  For additional information.
Contact:  Jessica Stroo (NEJ Beta Sponsor) at 601-425-2347. 
2014-2015 NEJ Homecoming Court

The Northeast Jones Tigers are proud to present the 2014 NEJ Homecoming Court with their escorts.

Pictured are: Row 5 (l-r) K. J. Andrews, Chelsea Newell – Escort & Football Maid; Russell Coleman, Mykia Williams – Escort & Freshman Maid; Anna Landrum, Wyatt Howell – Escort & 8th Grade Maid; Row 4 (l-r) Micah Heathcock, Cassie Barnett – Escort & Junior Maid; Hayden Nowell, Tanner Fenton –Sophomore Maid & Escort;Row 3(l-4) Mason Smith, Tristen Gendusa – Escort & 7th Grade Maid; Lexi Pitts, Nick Baucum – Football Maid & Escort; Paige Wilson, Hogan Brewer – FFA Sweetheart & Escort; Row 2 (l-r) Shakale Brown, Ky’Albri


Washington – Escort & Student Body Maid; Braxton Taylor, Mikala Baughman – Escort & Senior Maid; Hannah Beech, J. T. Wright – Student Body Maid & Escort;Row 1 (l-r) Jake Toombs, Lacey Jones – Escort & Tiger Maid; Dilan Pryor, Morgan Mansell – Escort & Maid of Honor; Emilee Norwood – Homecoming Queen; Randy Norwood – Queen’s Escort; Audrey Paige, Daryl Merrill (Not Pictured) – Maid of Honor & Escort.

The Tigers will celebrate Homecoming on Friday, October 24, 2014.  Homecoming festivities will begin that morning with the presentation of the court to the student body followed by the pep rally.  The Homecoming parade will kick off at 6:30 p.m followed by the Homecoming Ceremony and crowning of the 2014 Homecoming Queen Emilee Norwood by 2013 Queen Shelby Yarber.  As this is the 50th NEJ Homecoming, all former NEJ Homecoming Queens are invited to attend the Homecoming game. The evening will conclude with the football game against Northeast Lauderdale.  Please come out and join the NEJ Tigers as they celebrate their 50th Homecoming in the Jungle!


2014-2015 NEJ Sr. Beta Officers
Northeast Jones Senior Beta recently elected officers for the 2014-2015 school year. 
Pictured are (front, l-r) Shelby Edwards, President; April Rudolph, Vice-President; Allyson Myrick, Secretary;
Nikki Barnette, Treasurer; (back, l-r) Kayte Avera, Senior Representative; Katelyn Hinton,
Junior Representative; Katie Windham, Sophomore Representative; Julia McNeil, Freshman Representative. 
NEJ Senior Beta is sponsored by Jessica Stroo, Casey Stroo, and Shae Clark.


Here's some groovy, far out flower children just saying...

 "Give peace a chance"

Robert Benoit, Doug McBride, and Micah Mills
Jones County FFA Chapters Sweep Fair Booth Competition
The Northeast Jones, West Jones, and South Jones FFA Chapters took First, Second, and Third Place respectively in Laurel Fair Display Booth competition! 
The Northeast Jones Junior FFA booth also took First Place in the junior division. 
The booths were all designed around the 2014 National FFA Convention theme
“Go All Out”and were constructed by FFA members, FFA Alumni members, and FFA Advisors.  Northeast Jones FFA Advisors/AgEd Instructors are
Aaron Scammahorn and David Walters.  West Jones FFA Advisors/AgEd Instructors are Jonathon Clark and Chip Gieger. 
South Jones FFA Advisors/AgEd Instructors are Ken Parker and Joe Robinson. 
FBLA Celebrates Bosses' Day
The week of October 13, 2014 is a time when we honor our bosses all over the nation. The officers of NEJ's
Future Business Leaders of America showed their appreciation to NEJ's bosses (our principals) by presenting them with
McAllister's gift cards. Also, the faculty provided lunch for our principals several days during the week.
  Peyton Ramsey, President; Eric Walters, MS Principal; Jacob Foster, Reporter         Daniel Easley, Parlimentarian; Cooper Pope, Supervising Principal; April Rudolph, Secretary
Leighton Griffin, Community Service Chair; P.T. Jones, 9th-10th Principal; Daniel Easley                Jacob Foster; Jennifer Lowery, 11th-12th Principal; Peyton Ramsey
Hoodie--$25                                                       Long-sleeved (back and front)  $20                        HC Long-sleeved $20  Short-sleeved $15
See Ms. Rice soon to get your shirt!! They are going fast!!

NEJ Treats in the Street
First Annual Event

Bring the kids out to NEJ before the ballgame Friday, October 31, 2014. 
NEJ organizations will be on hand to treat the children with candy, games, and fun for all!!

NEJ Digial Photo Class Visits Zoo

Doug Little, Lonny Harris, Montana Simmons, Derek Jones, Alex Ellzey, Jacob Foster, Siena Moe, and
Connor Ellis participated in a field trip to the Hattiesbug Zoo. During the trip they practiced their photography
skills and concepts learned in class to take pictures of the animals, foilage, and each other.
Students will return to class and create a PowerPoint Presentation to show their classmates.
Digital Photgraphy is taught by Debbie Griffin; she along with Victoria Tucker, Career Center Coordinator, chaperoned the trip.
See pics here!
NEJ FFA Livestock Team Wins at State Fair

The Northeast Jones FFA Livestock Evaluation Team of (l-r) Devon Wolff, Mark Wagnon, Brittany Goode, and Hogan Brewer recently won
Third Place in the Mississippi FFA Association Career Development Event of Senior Livestock Evaluation in competition with 19 other
FFA Livestock Evaluation teams from across the state of Mississippi.  Two members of this team, Mark Wagnon and
Brittany Goode, are members of the 4-H First Place Livestock Evaluation Team that will travel to Denver, Colorado in January of 2015 for
national competition.  Wolff is the son of Rodney and Gladys Wolff of the Powers community.  Wagnon is the son of Bill and Phyllis
Wagnon of the Myrick community.  Goode is the daughter of Scott and Stephanie Goode of the Myrick community. 
Brewer is the son of Ricky and Missy Brewer of the Myrick community.  Their AgEd instructors/FFA Advisors are Aaron Scammahorn and David Walters. 
NEJ Serteen Teacher of the Month

Bottom Row: Ashley Hutchins, Molly Mize, Lexi Gatlin, Amie McCormick, Maddy Brownlee, and Kaleigh Byrd
Back Row: C.J. Hunter, Shelby Lowery, Mrs. Flowers, Jim Breland, Emilee Norwood, Mikayla Crane
NEJ Students Volunteer to Entertain Children
April Rudolph, Audrey Paige, Morgan Mansell, Jade Holifield, Keyra Windham, Destiny Heidelberg
Tew Named Mississippi Business Education Association
Teacher of the Year

STEM technology teacher, Becky Tew (left), was chosen as MBEA's 2014 Secondary Teacher of the Year
on September 19, 2014.  Mississippi Business Education Association held its annual fall conference in
Gulfport at the Beachfront Marriott where Ms. Tew was recognized by her peers and presented her plaque. 
This award is presented to a teacher who shows dedication and professionalism in their teaching career.

Ms. Tew has taught Business Education, Introduction to Techonolgy and the STEM program at NEJ
for six years. She also co-sponsors the Future Business Leaders of America organization where
she leads students to learn about how they can be successful in the business world. Prior to her
teaching career, Ms. Tew retired from 22 years of working in the ROTC program at USM.


NEJ 2014-2015 Quiz Bowl

Front L-R: Peyton Ramsey, Parker Cruise, Daniel Easley, Obrie Scarbrough (captain), Jedidiah Slover, Chance Sumrall, Micah Heathcock, Alison Clark (coach)
Back L-R: Krystal Brown, Hanna Wilson, Sadie Braddock, April Rudolph, Dago Guitierez, Savannah Smith, Caytee Walters
Slover NEJ Sertoma Student of Month

Jedidiah Slover (pictured left) was recently named Northeast Jones Sertoma Student of the Month for September.  Slover is the son of Shannon and
Lisa Slover of the Powers community.  He selected Mrs. Beckie Thrash (pictured right), NEJ Serteen sponsor and English instructor,
to accompany him to the luncheon. 
Serteen 2014-2015 Officers

Serteens will be led this year by Caytee Walters, Vice-President; April Rudolph, President;
and Brittany Burnham, secretary/treasurer.
Pink Out The Jungle!! See new shirt!
Our 4th PINK OUT THE JUNGLE is Friday, October 3, on Tiger Field along with the glorious lantern lift at half
time of the NEJ vs Quitman game. Please join us in wearing our gorgeous PINK OUT 2014 
t-shirt. All proceeds from the pink out shirts go to the Jones County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
We will do our first order next week; with a second to follow in mid-September....we always run out of these shirts,
so order and pay soon! Thanks for supporting this wonderful, school-wide service project! See Cindy Rice or
yearbook staff. $15 for short sleeved and $20 for long sleeved.
Brand new NEJ shirts!!! See yearbook staff or Cindy Rice.

50th Year Anniversary Shirt  $15                                                  Front and Back of NEJ ROAR shirt  $15
2013 -2014

Team members are:  #1 Shelby Lowery, Freshman; #2 Becca Gregory, Eighth Grade; #3 Madison McLelland, Sophomore; #5 Morgan Mansell, Junior;
#7 Odalys Garcia, Seventh Grade; #8 Haley Hill, Junior; #9 Bailey Thornton, Sophomore; #10 Tatum Dickerson, Sophomore; #11 Kayden Waller,
Seventh Grade; #12 Breanna Waller, Senior; #13 Chanler Pickering, Senior; #14 Nichol DeHaan, Senior; #15 Esmeralda Figueroa, Eighth Grade;
#16 Ashley Watts, Senior; #18 Sarah Sumrall, Seventh Grade;  #19 Araceli Figueroa, Eighth Grade; #20 Allyson Myrick, Sophomore; #21
Madison Gatlin, Sophomore; #22 Taylor Manning, Freshman; Kailee Blackledge, Manager, Seventh Grade; Katelynn Perry, Manager,
Eighth Grade; Matt Reid, Head Coach; Zach Davidson, Assistant Coach

Click for more exciting pictures!!


2015 Northeast Jones Junior High Baseball new
9th 8th 7th
Alex Harrison Cameron Jones Dawson Brooks
Russell Coleman Zach Whitlock Mason Smith
Jonathan Blackledge Dylan Greer Shelby Nowell
Jackson Tisdale Kyle Chapman Kaden Howard--Mgr
Hunter Buchannan Tyler Harper Jonna Holland--Mgr
Keagan Ward Dayvis McLeod Carson Broadway--Mgr
Cole Mozingo Wyatt Howell  
  Braxton Dykes--Mgr  
We Don't Play When it Comes to
Jeremy "Martin Luther" Gentry, Robert "Ben Franklin" Benoit, Casey "Louis Pasteur" Stroo, and Matt "Paraoh" Reid





Katrina Lightsey's 7th grade Math student,
Mason Mills came prepared for the MCT2!!!

NEJ Future Leaders Class 2013-2014 of Jones County

These lovey ladies completed a successful year of leadership training and special projects to benefit Jones County.
There are from left: Lydia Myers, Akeelah Jones, Haley Hill,  Emilee Norwood, Jade Walley, Morgan Manzell, and April Rudolph.
Kids Cheer Summer Camp new
Pre-Registration due: June 1, 2014
Pregistration: Saturday, June 7, 2014  8:30
Camp Time: 9:00-3:00 pm

Brochure       Flyer
 FBLA Officers Deliver Goodies to Blair E. Batson Hospital

While attending the recent FBLA State Leadership Conference in Jackson, NEJ FBLA officers took time to make a delivery to the Batson's Children's Hospital. 
For the fourth straight year, NEJ's FBLA has taken an interest in helping the children at the Blair Batson Hospital. As a community service project,
FBLA members as well as other NEJ students collect all sorts of toys, games, movies, etc. to donate. Shown making the delivery are Ashley Watts,
Peyton Ramsey, Rebekah Page, April Rudolph, Austin Murphy, and Stormy Clark (not pictured is Tori Hodge).

Stroo Named March Tiger Teacher


Mrs. Jessica Stroo, NEJ French and Advanced Placement World History instructor,
was selected as Tiger Teacher for the month of March.  Pictured with Mrs. Stroo (center) are
Serteen members (l-r) Hannah Beech, Allyson Myrick, Jedidiah Slover, Bobbie Jo Davis,
and Shelby Edwards.



Best Character Award

Tori Hodge, daughter of Chris and Jennifer Hodge, was recently awarded a Best Character Award from the Fellowship of Christian Athletics Organization.  Tori was recognized at the Breakfast of Champions recently in Hattiesburg where Olympic medalist and pitcher, Jennie Finch, was the keynote speaker. We are proud of the character Tori displays as a NEJ senior. Congratulations, Tori!

April Sertoma Student of the Month

Kayte Avera was chosen as Sertoma Student for the month of April. She chose English teacher, Allison Wood, as her teacher of the month. A big congrates to both!!
Web Class Designs New Sports Web Pages new!

The 2014 NEJ Web Design Class has been working hard to produce new websites
featuring our various athletics. These new pages will highlight the athletes with
action shots, schedules, rosters, results, team pictures and coaches. Please refer to
these pages often to see new action!

To begin with check out the Tennis, Golf, Baseball, and Football team pages.
We will add the other sports in the future.

Students working to produce these pages are Herb Sasser, Jana Cooley, and Patrick King.
Patrick Wins JCJC Scholarship

On April 17, 2014, NEJ senior Cody Patrick participated in a scholarship opportunity at
Jones County Junior College along with approximately 70 other seniors from the area.
The Business Department of JCJC sponored the  scholarship competition along with
some area businesses--Coca Cola, Central Sunbelt and GP Cellulose.  Students took a
100-question test on all areas of business from accounting to computer applications
and from personal finance to economics!

The top two students scoring the highest grades were awarded partial scholarships to JC.
Cody Patrick was the receipent of one of the scholarships. Way to go, Cody!
NEJ History Students Visit National WWII Museum

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, the junior history classes toured the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Teachers Robert Beniot and
Matt Reid's history classes along with teachers Jeremy Gentry, Cindy Rice, P.T. Jones, Nedra Jones and Ann Ramsey accompanied the
class as they viewed videos, listened to war stories, and inspected WWII artifacts and pictures. The students were impacted as saw the video
outlining the timeline of the war. Junior Audrey Page said, "I was moved to tears as I watched the movie because I had family in the war and
this video really made it real for me." Hope Wilson said, "The movie made everything so realistic as we could feel the bombs vibrating our seats
and the cold air as it blew over us. I would love to see it again!" A field trip like this really brings a reality to the students of the history
they have been studying.
Click for fun pics!
FBLA State Conference Highlights
NEJ FBLA District winners and FBLA officers attended the  FBLA 2014 State Conference in Jackson at the Marriott Hotel on April 9-11.
Members attended workshops, listened to motivational speakers, toured the MS Agricultural Museum, delivered donations to the
Batson's Children's Hospital, competed in various events, and relaxed at the War of Colors Dance! Here are the results of their trip.

Membership Madness Awards: Recuited 5 or more new members
Stormy Clark, Peyton Ramsey, Austin Murphy, Rebekah Page, and Tori Hodge

Emily Bedwell received 3rd place in FBLA's most prestigious event-Future Business Leader
Katie Manns placed 5th in Introduction to Business
Jacob Foster took 4th in Introduction to Information Technology

In Global Business Caytee Walters, Krystal Johnson, and Sarah Grantham placed 2nd earning them the privilige of advancing to nationals
Our very own Ms. Ann Ramsey was awarded a plaque for Business Person of the Year for her contributions to NEJ-FBLA
Don't miss our exciting action shots!! Click here!

Heart-Warming Acts of Kindness

The NEJ school family and community reached out recently to help a greiving family as
they were making funeral arrangements for Kyle Keller, a NEJ senior, who passed
away April 6, 2014. The seniors of NEJ quickly organized their efforts to collect
donations by sponsoring Coffee Cups for Kyle, Confections for Kyle, and Raising
Canes. Tucker's Crossing Baptist Church, Faith Tax Service, PDI's, and South
Jones senior class were among the community support along with many families
throughout the area. Their efforts netted $7,523! This money was used for
Kyle's burial expenses and a scholarship in his name.

 Seniors from South Jones delivered a blessing to their fellow seniors at NEJ!!  The South Jones Class of 2014 collected over $300 in donations for the family of Kyle Keller!  Pictured are (l-r) Troy Orgeron, Jr. (South Jones Senior), Paige Lawson (SJ Senior), Allison Wigley (Keller family member & NEJ Senior), Cooper Pope (NEJ Supervising Principal) and Kaitlin Sellers (SJ Senior). 

From the NEJ family to the all who participated in this worthy cause – a heartfelt THANK YOU!! 
May God bless and keep you all; you are each so very special!

Kyle, you will be missed!

Tiger Teacher of the Month

Ms. Karen Fitzgerald, high school langualge arts teacher, was chosen
as Serteen Teacher of the Month for April!! Congratulations!!
Art Winner

Breanna Purvis 3rd place winner in the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art art fair.  Breanna is a junior and is in  Art III.

February Sertoma Student of the Month

Northeast Jones junior Haley B. Hill was named NEJ February Sertoma Student of the Month.  Haley selected Mrs. Cindy Rice,
AP English Instructor to accompany her to the luncheon.  Hill is the daughter of Shane and Tracy Hill of the Myrick community. 

Band Director of the Year

 Michelle Graham has been awarded the Southeast Mississippi High School Band Director of the year by (SEMBDA)
Southeast Miss Band Directors Association. Ms Graham is very deserving of this recognition. Congratulations!!

 Future Leaders Class of 2014
 We are pleased to announce  the following students have been selected as participants in the 2014 Future Leaders of Jones County class.
There was an excellent group of nominees this year that submitted very good applications and did very well on their interviews.
It was a tough process for the out of town judges, but the scorers did an excellent job and we have a very engaged class for 2014.
I am sure you will soon agree this will be a very committed group of young leaders in Jones County.

(Picture coming)
Haley Hill, Akeelah Jones, Morgan Mansell, Lydia Myers, Emilee Norwood, April Rudolph, Jade Walley
NEJ Symphonic Band Rated Superior

Northeast Jones High School Symphonic Band recently earned superior ratings on stage and in sight-reading at the MHSAA State
Concert Band Evaluation.  At the World Strides Heritage Festival (WSHF) in San Antonio, Texas the Symphonic Band earned a
Gold Rating and was awarded Outstand Band Group.  The Concert Band received a Silver Rating, and the Color Guard earned a Gold Rating.

 Mikala McLaurin earned the Ovation Award at the World Strides Heritage
Festival for her contribution to her music program and "transcending the
making of music by representing a spirit of determination, inspiration and service to others".

WSHF judges presented Sidney Brannon the Maestro Award for outstanding individual.                                                                                                    


NEJ Students Give Generously to American Cancer Society

In preparation for the schools annual Relay for Life Walkathon, Katrina Lightsey’s 7th grade math students raised $1,000 for the Jones County Chapter of the
American Cancer Society.  They were unable to participate in the actual walkathon during their class due to it being a state tested area but were super excited
about contributing to the cause!  “These kids have been so excited about tallying up their donations to reach our one-thousand dollar goal,” said Mrs. Lightsey! 
“It has been a humbling experience to watch them get involved in such a wonderful cause!”  The top donating students were Karson Broadway with $235, D. C.
White for $100 and Jade Peacock for $86.  Others donating to the cause were
Jeremy Anderson, Jakera Andrews, Madison Bates, Tomechi Bell, Corey Blue,
Josie Bonner, Gabrielle Bunch, Kyle Chapman, Chastin Cooley, Averii Cotton, Zikiria Crosby, Kegan Davis, Casey Dement, Jacob Dement, Braxton Duncan,
Bailey Garner, Bradley Gatlin, Samantha Genthe, Dylan Greer, June Griffith, Atlee Hamm, Tyler Harper, Antonio Hayes, Kensley Hodge, Brock Huff,
Anna Hutto, Tayden Jones, Brianna Kent, T. J. Kirby, Gabe Langley, Aurora Loper, Hannah Mattison, Courtney McCann, Allison McMillan, Zedrick Merrill,
Mason Mills, Logan Montgomery, Jazaylon Morris, Kye Nicholson, C. J. Owens, Curt Parker, Matt Powell, Roy Rowell, Summer Sasser, Austin Smith,
Skylar Smith, Seth Strickland, Keri Stringfellow, Madison Taylor, Devin Walker, Daebreon Wallace, Rashad Wash, Jason White, Joseph Widdershoven,
and Samantha Williams.



Knight Sertoma Student of the Month


Northeast Jones junior Joshua Knight was recently named NEJ's Sertoma
Student of the Month for March.  He is the son of David and Landy Knight
of the Glade community.  Joshua selected Mrs. Dana Knight, NEJ Spanish
instructor, to accompany him to the luncheon.

Waller Signs With Jones

As her parents looked on, Northeast Jones senior Breanna Waller signed today to play tennis for the Jones County Junior College Bobcats! 
She is the daughter of Brian (seated, right) and Kim Gatlin (seated, left) of Heidelberg.  Also present for the signing were NEJ Supervising
Principal Cooper Pope (standing, rear left), NEJ Athletic Director Keith Braddock (standing, center), and NEJ Tennis Coach Debbie Mansell.


NEJ FFA Wins at Federation

Several members of the Northeast Jones Chapter of FFA recently participated in Black Gold Federation competition at Jones County Junior College. 
Placing second in Junior Tool ID were Ethan Knight, Bradley Gatlin, Grace LaPan and Dylan Greer.  Perri Purvis took first place in Junior
Creed Speaking while Hogan Brewer and Ford Turner won first place in Senior Tractor Operations and Maintenance. 
These students will advance to South District competition on March 6, 2014.  NEJ Voc-Ag Instructors/FFA Advisors are Chip Gieger and Wendy Purvis.

Senior Tractor Operations & Maintenance (Hogan Brewer, Ford Turner)

Junior Creed Speaking, 1st Place (Perri Purvis)

Junior Tool ID, Second Place (Ethan Knight, Bradley Gatlin, Grace LaPan, Dylan Greer)


Engineering Luncheon







Four NEJ students attended the Engineering luncheon
held at JCJC that  took place on Feb 20, 2014.


From left: Emiy Bedwell, Caytee Walters, Josh Knight, Brenna Paola


Stokes Named High School Heisman Finalist




Northeast Jones senior Blake Stokes recently received one of the
highest honors a high school senior can attain – membership
in the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award family.  The son of
Clifton and Monica Stokes of Laurel, Blake was selected as one
of the 20 Wendy’s High School Heisman finalists for 2013. 
This award was created by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas to
recognize top scholars, athletes, and citizens among America’s
high school students.  Each fall the program recognizes the
nation’s most esteemed high school senior men and
women for excellence in academics, community service, and athletics. 


NEJ FFA to Hold Taco Soup Fundraiser

 As part of their celebration of National FFA Week, the Northeast Jones FFA Chapter officers are selling tickets for a Taco Soup & Fixin’s lunch
(bowl of taco soup with fixings [sour cream and/or cheddar cheese], sweet tea or water, cornbread or corn chips, and dessert) for Friday,
February 21, 2014!  Tickets are $7 and may be purchased from any NEJ FFA officer or by calling the Northeast Jones Ag Department
at 601-425-2236.  Lunch orders may be picked up on that Friday beginning at 11 a.m. from the Northeast Jones Ag Department. 
Delivery off the school campus will not be available.

 NEJ FFA to Celebrate National FFA Week

 February 17-21, 2014 is National FFA Week! 
The Northeast Jones FFA Chapter has a different event designed to promote awareness of agriculture
planned for each day.

            Monday – NEJ FFA members will give each Northeast Jones student a ‘Dum Dum’.  The attached tag will read, “Don’t be a Dum Dum!
Know where your food comes from!”

            Tuesday – The chapter will host a breakfast for the Northeast Jones faculty and staff.

            Wednesday – Each NEJ faculty member will find a packet of seeds in their mailbox.  This is to encourage plant cultivation.  Also on Wednesday,
the NEJ FFA Chapter Officers and Advisors will travel to Jackson to take part in Mississippi’s annual Legislative Breakfast!

            Thursday – A bottle of water will be placed in each NEJ faculty member’s mailbox to encourage conservation awareness.

            Friday – The chapter will hold a Taco Soup & Fixin’s Lunch fundraiser in the NEJ Ag Department.

FBLA Wins BIG at District!!

On February 6, 2014, forty-one students and two advisors from NEJ attended the 2014 Future Business Leaders of America Southern
District Conference.  FBLA  youth from all over the southern one-third of the state convenged to compete in various and numerous
business events to show off their knowledge and prepareness for the world of business.  Twenty-three NEJ students placed in teams
and individual events; these winners will advance to the state conference to compete again in April.

Becky Tew, STEM, and Debbie Griffin, Business Ed, are the sponsors for FBLA.

Whitney Fowler, Brittany Burnham, August Parker
6th Place ~ Banking and Financial Systems 
Krystal Johnson, Caytee Walters, Sarah Grantham
2nd Place ~ Global Business 
Lyndsi Ewing and Morgan Alizzi 
6th Place
A. J. Steele, Austin Murphy, Herbert Sasser
April Rudolph, Ashley Watts
2nd Place
Parliamentary Procedure 
Rebekah Page
3rd Place
Business Communications
Krystal Brown
6th Place
Personal Finance
Katie Manns
1st Place
Intro to Busines
Tori Hodge
2nd Place
Agri Business
Emily Bedwell
2nd Place
Future Business Leader 
Josh Knight
2nd Place ~ Insurance & Risk
Click for more fun pics! 

NEJ Winter Wonderland Pageant Scheduled
The Northeast Jones Choral Department will host the annual Winter Wonderland Pageant Review at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in the NEJ Performing Arts Center.  Entry forms may be picked up in the high school office.  For additional information contact Dr. Bill Myers at 601-323-1219 or call the high school office at 601-425-2347.


Goode Wins at Dixie Nationals




Northeast Jones FFA Chapter President Brittany Goode recently took 1st Place in the Ultrasound Steer Judging Contest at the 2014 Dixie Nationals Junior Round-Up.  A junior at Northeast Jones, Brittany is the daughter of Scott and Stephanie Goode of the Myrick community.  Her FFA advisors are Chip Gieger and Wendy Purvis. 

NEJ FBLA Joins with Crye-Leike Premier Properties to Bring Christmas Joy to EJE

On December 13 the officers of NEJ’s Future Business Leaders of America dressed as elves to bring Christmas cheer to many young children at East Jones Elementary.  Sue White and Bryan Rowell of Crye-Leike Properties partnered with the FBLA members to provide letters from Santa to second graders  and candy canes to K-3rd graders. Also members of Crye-Leike and FBLA read Christmas stories to the children. FBLA is sponsored by Debbie Griffin and Becky Tew. Click for more pics

Digital Class Visits Landrum's Country Homestead

Debbie Griffin's digital Photgraphy Class visited Landrum's Homestead December 3.  Students enjoyed seeing artifacts from days gone by and photographing them. Students got to practice applying their composition, lighting and other digital rules learned in the class.  They then returned to the classroom and created collages of their visit. Students attending the field trip are from left: Lyndsi Ewing, Krystal Johnson, Rebekah Page,  Jermarcus Ross, and Jarvis Carmichael.

Cheerleaders Bring Christmas Joy

NEJ Cheerleaders partnered with JCJC FCA and many other teams from around Jones Co to sponsor children for Christmas. One of our children wasn't able to make it to JCJC to receive his gifts, so we surprised him at his school. All the cheerleaders were delighted to see how much joy he  showed over receiving his presents and seeing the NEJ Tiger.  The girls were especially excited about giving the gifts and being a blessing this Christmas season.

Griffin Named November Sertoma Student of Month




Northeast Jones junior Leighton Griffin (right) was recently named Sertoma Student of the Month for November.  Griffin is the daughter of Greg and Lorrie Griffin of Laurel.  She selected Casey Stroo (left) to accompany her to the luncheon. 


Goode, Wagnon Win at State Fair

Brittany Goode (left) and Mark Wagnon (right) competed in the 4-H livestock judging contest at the 2013 Mississippi State Fair, bringing home a second place win!  The Jones County 4-H Senior Livestock Judging Team placed second in state fair competition under the instruction of Jones County 4-H Extension Agent and 4-H Youth Director Mrs. Kimberly Tolbert Hancock.  Goode is the daughter of Scott and Stephanie Goode of the Myrick community and currently serves as president of the Northeast Jones Chapter of FFA.  Wagnon is the current vice-president of Northeast Jones FFA and is the son of Bill and Phyllis Wagnon of the Myrick community.  Their FFA Advisors are Chip Gieger and Wendy Purvis.  Team members not pictured were Kasey Tanner of West Jones FFA and Joanna Sanford of South Jones FFA.  Photograph courtesy of Joann Powell Photography, NEJ FFA Alumni member. 


McDaniel Challenges Students

Northeast Jones 11thand 12th grade American Government students under the instruction of Michael Kelly and Jeremy Gentry had a unique opportunity today to listen to and speak with Senator Chris McDaniel. “It’s all about character,” McDaniel told those assembled. “I ask you to remember the founding fathers of this nation and the principles on which our great nation was founded, McDaniel continued. “Remember the moral integrity and focus that should be central to both our lives and our government. Let us together, restore our nation’s character!” Senator McDaniel challenged the students to be aware of how governmental actions impact their daily lives and will impact their futures. He stressed the importance of their involvement in government, beginning on the local level. McDaniel also asked them to, “Pray for our nation and our leaders, work hard, and become active participants in government”. NEJ Supervising Principal Cooper Pope stated,“We are honored to have Senator McDaniel speak to our students today! His message is one they can learn a great from and gives real world significance and reinforcement to their American Government studies.”

Gary Townsend-11th & 12th Grade Principal, Cooper Pope-NEJ Supervising Principal, Senator Chris McDaniel, Jennifer Lower-9th & 10th Grade Principal, Coach Michael Kelly-American Government Instructor


McDaniel bus pulls up outside NEJ Performing Arts Center as students file in to hear him speak.

Senator Chris McDaniel challenges students
to become aware and involved.

NEJ Recognized for ACS Service

L-R: Cooper Pope, Sarah Grantham, Paige McCardle-ACS District Director, Cindy Rice, Brody Doggett, Ryan Pope. Front: Kayte Avera
The South Mississippi American Cancer Society held the 2013 Awards Banquet Tuesday, December 3rd at the Movie Star Restaurant in Oak Grove, MS.  Northeast Jones was the only high school recognized during the program as the Tiger Yearbook Staff and Relay for Life Team walked away with the Outstanding Youth Champions Award and Mrs. Cindy Rice, yearbook sponsor, was recognized as the Community Volunteer of the Year for the Jones County American Cancer Society.  NEJ has an all-youth led Relay for Life team that participates in ACS events all year, including the Pink Out the Jungle month of October, the Great American Smoke Out in November, the Tiger-Up Walkathon in March, and the huge Relay for Life event in April.  A big thank you to all of the students, teachers, and administrators who consistently support this worthwhile project, particularly Coach Braddock and his staff, and NEJ Supervising Principal Cooper Pope. 



Norwood Wins Service Award

Northeast Jones junior Emilee Norwood was recently named the 2013 recipient of the Beckie Thrash Service Award.  Presented each year during the school's Beauty & Beau Pageant, this award is given to the contestant who has accumulated the greatest number of service hours in both the school and community.  Norwood is the daughter of Randy and Melissa Norwood of the Glade community.

Pageant Winners Announced at NEJ

Northeast Jones Tiger Yearbook Staff, instructed by Mrs. Cindy Rice, recently staged the school's annual Beauty & Beau Pageant. Seventy contestants participated in this year's pageant themed Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend! Student Director for the pageant was Sarah Grantham.
Top Five Junior High Beauties were (l-r) Erica Rowell, Kayleigh Breland, Lexi Gatlin, Aniston Smith,
and Shea Mello.
Selected as Junior High Most Handsome and
Most Beautiful were brother and sister,
Bradley and Lexi Gatlin.
 Top Five Senior High Beauties were (l-r) Jade Walley, Tatum Dickerson, Bobbie Jo Davis,
Emilee Norwood, and Kristina Smith.
Named Senior High Most Handsome and Most Beautiful were seniors Dre'Quan Cooley and Bobbie Jo Davis.
Most Photogenic
Photogenic winners were selected by a panel of outside judges.
Freshman Kaleigh Lilly was selected as Junior High Most Photogenic.
She is the daughter of Jennifer Mosley and Shane Lilly of the Rustin community.

Selected as Senior High Most Photogenic was junior Kayte Avera. She is the daughter of Tanya Skipper and Chris and Joni Avera of the Myrick community.

Miss Congeniality
Each year, during the school's Beauty & Beau Pageant contestants vote for the contestant they feel has been the kindest,
most helpful and friendliest to the other contestants before and during the pageant.
This year seventh grader Raegan Byrd was voted Junior High Miss Congeniality. She is the daughter of Craig and Lynn Byrd of the Rustin community. Senior Breanna Waller was voted Senior High Miss Congeniality. She is the daughter of Brian and Kim Gatlin and Scott and Chasity Waller of the Myrick community.
Crye ♦ Leike Treats Teachers to Lunch

Sue White, owner of Crye-Leike Premier Properties, provided a special lunch for the faculty and staff of NEJ MIddle/High School on Friday, November 22, 2013. Assisting her was Bryan Rowell, Director of Marketing and a NEJ alum. For their Community Service Christmas project, Crye-Leike is conducting a blanket and sheet drive for the Salvation Army. If you would like to participate, you can drop off items at their office at 235 N. 15th Ave or call 601-577-1778 for more information.

We appreciate Crye-Leike's efforts to support and recognize the faculty and staff of Northeast Jones.

Academic Bowl Team Wins Big!!

Northeast Jones Quiz Bowl team competed at  Mississippi College's Academic Bowl on November 19. 
The NEJ team overwhelmingly defeated
Warren Central with a score of 265 - 160. 
will advanced to the 2nd round on December 4, where they will compete against Meridian High School.
From left: Daniel Easley, Peyton Ramsey, Sarah Grantham, Mrs. Clark, Obrie Scarbrough, Emily Bedwell, Chance Sumrall



Tiger Teacher of the Month!!


Northeast Jones Serteens recently voted Mrs. Dana Knight, NEJ Foreign Language instructor, Serteen Tiger Teacher for the month of November.  Pictured are (l-r) Mrs. Dana Knight, Lexi Gatlin, Randi Jefferson, Kristina Smith, and Christen Ford. 


Junior Beta Makes Donation

Northeast Jones Junior Beta members recently presented Laurel Christian Food Mission with a monetary donation in support of the missions work.  Pictured seated are  (l-r) Jordan Early-Junior Beta President, Robert Smith of the Christian Food Mission, Katie Windham-Junior Beta Activities Chairperson, Hayden Nowell-Junior Beta  Vice-President.  Pictured standing (l-r) are Taylor Manning-Junior Beta Reporter, Hunter Byrd-Junior Beta Treasurer, and Hannah Smith-Junior Beta Secretary.  Northeast Jones Junior Beta is sponsored by Mrs. Ann Tucker, Mrs. Connie Wade, and Mrs. Missy Robinson.


Helping Hands

Recently, members of the Northeast Jones High School Tiger Football team, AG Dept., Key Club, Band, and show choir met together after school to help a single lady move her furniture and belongings to her new home in Jones County.  She was unable to move the furniture herself, so these students volunteered to take on the task.  Community service is emphasized at Northeast as it develops character and good citizenship. We are proud that our students are willing to lend a helping hand.

Junior Beta Officers Elected at NEJ

Junior Beta members at Northeast Jones recently elected officers for the 2013-2014 school year.  They are (seated, l-r) Hannah Smith - Secretary, Jordan Early -President, Hayden Nowell - Vice-President (standing, l-r) Taylor Manning - Reporter, Hunter Byrd - Treasurer, and Katie Windham - Activities Chairman.  Northeast Jones Junior Beta is sponsored by Ann Tucker, Connie Wade, and Missy Robinson


 Easley Named NEJ HOBY Ambassador



Northeast Jones sophomore Daniel Easley, the son of Mark and Melody Easley of Laurel, was recently selected as the 2013-2014 Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Ambassador for Northeast Jones High School.  The HOBY Ambassador Program allows selected high school sophomores the opportunity to participate in a unique leadership training program utilizing compassion, critical thinking, and creativity in training young leaders for the future.  As the HOBY Ambassador from NEJ, Daniel will attend a three day leadership seminar at Millsaps College in May of 2014. 



NEJ to Hold Veteran's Program
All area veterans and their families are cordially invited to attend the annual Northeast Jones Veteran's Program on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. in the school performing arts center.  This event is sponsored by the Northeast Jones Junior Beta Club.  Following the program, the NEJ Senior High Beta Club will host a brunch in the school cafeteria for all the veterans and their guests.  For additional information, call the school office at 601-425-2347.

Junior High Cheerleaders Pink Out the Jungle!

Cheeleaders show their "pink" spirit at pep rally!!
NEJ FBLA Attends Fall Conference
FBLA officers traveled to Decatur, MS on October 15, 2013 to participate in the statewide Fall Conference.  East Central Community College hosted the almost 400 FBLA and PBL students from across the state.  Workshops were held featuring a variety of subjects from leadership skills to dining skills.  Students also participated in a walking tour of the campus. After lunch, FBLA members were treated to the choral group from ECCC--The Collegiates, who performed a variety of musical numbers including What the Fox Says!  State PBL and FBLA officers led the opening and closing sessions and gave out recognition certificates to special groups. Our FBLA officers are working as a team and accomplishing their goals. Presently they are working with the membership to gain funds for the FBLA nationwide supported charity--The March of Dimes. Advisors for NEJ-FBLA are Becky Tew, STEM and Debbie Griffin, Business Ed.

Top left: Peyton Ramsey, Ashley Watts, Stormy Clark, April Rudolph
Bottom left: Austin Murphy, Rebekah Page, Tori Hodge

   Advisors: Debbie Griffin and Becky Tew
Yay for Boss's Day
We Love our Principals!!
NEJ FBLA presented baskets of goodies and a Mugshots lunch to our principals on Boss's Day.

FBLA officers Tori Hodge and Rebekah Page with
Supervising Principal Cooper Pope

FBLA officers Rebekah Page and Peyton Ramsey with
Middle School  Principal Eric Walters

FBLA officers Tori Hodge and Rebekah Page with
11th and 12th Grade Principal Gary Townsend

FBLA officers Rebekah Page and Peyton Ramsey with
9th and 10th Grade  Principal Jennifer Lowery

NEJ Math Bowl


The NEJ Math Bowl team competed against Richton's Math Bowl team on Monday, October 7.  They dominated in both the paper test and the buzzer round of the competition.  The final score was 67 - 58.  Team members are Emily Bedwell, April Rudolph, Chance Sumrall, Caytee Walters, Obrie Scarbrough, Peyton Ramsey, Brenna Paola, Daniel Easley, Krystal Brown; their sponsor is Mrs Clark.

Pink Out the Jungle

The 3rd Annual PINK OUT THE JUNGLE will be Friday, October 18, at our home football game with Newton County. As we have done for the past 2 years, we will have a lantern release at Half-Time....the attached form can be completed to honor, celebrate, remember those who fight/fought the fight.....please let us hear from you soon if you wish to participate....we call out the names during the solemn ceremony....we will also be at the pink and white tent with pompons, megaphones, pencils, footballs, glowsticks, undereye patches, pink ribbon tattos, etc....all in PINK and all proceeds go for the cause! The EJE Beta Club will be helping to man our tables and with the lantern lift...we will also serve ribeye sandwiches with chips and drink for $8.00 with all proceeds going to Breast Cancer Awareness! Thank you all for your response on the shirts and ribeyes.....let's continue to do our part.....our faculties and staffs and parents have been so impacted by cancer.

Thank you in advance, Cindy Rice


Pink Out the Jungle

Friday Night Lights

 October 18, 2013


Our shirt this year is dark charcoal grey with hot pink and white print. The students have put together a gorgeous shirt

(with lots of pops of color) that expresses their support of Breast Cancer Awareness.

This month has special meaning for so many of us in the NEJ, Glade, and EJE family. Show your support by ordering a shirt.

ALL proceeds go to American Cancer Society: JONES COUNTY CHAPTER--all funds stay in our county.

Shirts are $15.00 and we hope to have our first order in by October 4.

Short Sleeve, DARK charcoal grey, $15.00 with checks made to NEJ.

Small logo with 3rd annual Pink Out the Jungle is on the sleeve.

Large logo that has the supporting, admiring, honoring and has Northeast Jones on the ribbon is LARGE on the back.

Logo with The C_RE NEEDS U! with ribbon on it is across the chest.

Email Ms. Rice at today or see a yearbook member soon!


FBLA 2013-2014 Officers

Standing: April Rudolph, Secretary; Peyton Ramsey, Community Service; Austin Murphy, Parliamentarian; Tori Hodge, Treasurer
Seated: Ashley Watts, Vice-President; Rebekah Page, President; Stormy Clark, Reporter

NEJ FBLA has gotten off to a good start with nearly 70 members. Our officers are sharping their leadership skills, working as a team, and leading the organization in a positive direction. NEJ FBLA is under the sponsorship of Debbie Griffin and Becky Tew. Officers were honored and installed at a special party held at Ms. Tew's home on Sept. 23.

Business Teachers Attend MBEA

On Friday, September 27, 2013, three Jones County teachers attended the Mississippi Business Education Association annual conference in Pearl, MS.  Lyndie Lyon, WJ Business Education; Becky Tew, NEJ STEM; and Debbie Griffin, NEJ Business Education attended various workshops learning new technology skills and hearing from knowledgeable industry leaders. Keynote speaker was Dr. Ronnie McGeHee, Superintendent of the Madison County School District.  Madison County is one of the first county school districts to achieve an "A" rating on the statewide accountability model. At the board meeting, Ms. Lyndie Lyon was sworn in as the High School Representative for the Executive Board and will serve for three years in that position.
Tiger Teacher of the Month!!

Serteens is  choosing a teacher each month as Tiger Teacher of the Month. Serteen members vote on the teacher to be honored. The teacher has an awesome Tiger Teacher sign displayed in their room for the entire month and they also get a special parking space all month marked with tiger paws!

We are pround to announce our very first Tiger Teacher for the month of October as
Social Studies teacher, Robert Beniot!!
Congratulations, your students love you!!

NEJ Presents Homecoming Royalty

The Northeast Jones student body recently elected their 2013 Homecoming Court.  Pictured are (standing, l-r) Kayden Waller – Seventh Grade Maid, Shelby Lowery – Freshman Maid, Brittany Goode – Junior Maid, Jade Walley – Football Maid, Jayda Simmons – Football Maid, Savannah Moore – Senior Maid, Chelsea Newell – Sophomore Maid, Laken Windham – Eighth Grade Maid, (seated, l-r) Mollie Tidwell – FFA Sweetheart, Shaquetta Parker – Student Body Maid, Bobbie Jo Davis – Maid of Honor, Shelby Yarber – 2013 Homecoming Queen, Kiara Merrill – Maid of Honor, Allison Wigley – Student Body Maid, Katonna Dial – Tiger Maid.

The Tigers will celebrate Homecoming on Friday, September 27, 2013 beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the Homecoming Parade followed by the presentation of the court and crowning of the 2013 Homecoming Queen.  The ceremony will be followed by the Homecoming game against the North Pike Jaguars.  Everyone is invited to join the NEJ Tigers as they celebrate Homecoming in the Jungle! 


FBLA Appreciates Our Maintenance Staff!!

On Sept. 13, 2013, NEJ's FBLA honored our maintenance  staff with a Mugshots lunch along with other goodies including a Walmart gift card. We want Ms. Mary and Mr. Tommy to know  how much both students and staff of NEJ appreciate all their hard work to make the campus look good and run smoothly!

From left: Rebekah Page, FBLA president; Ms. Mary; Mr. Tommy; Christen Ford, FBLA member
Sertoma Student of the Month

Emilee Norwood (right) was recently named Northeast Jones Sertoma Student of the Month for September. 
Norwood is the daughter of Randy and Melissa Norwood of the Glade community.  She selected
NEJ Serteen sponsor and Advanced Placement English instructor Becky Thrash (left) to accompany
her to the luncheon. 

NEJ Students Celebrate Constitution Anniversary

Northeast Jones students in Mrs. Cindy Rice's Advanced Placement Junior English classes celebrated the 226th anniversary of the signing of the
United States Constitution by reciting the preamble to the Constitution, re-writing the preamble in their own words, and completing an
essay on how our nation, in recent years, has sought to achieve the six goals set forth in the preamble.  Nahoula DAR provided the
Constitution materials.  Picture are (front row, l-r) Morgan Mansell, Taylor Blackburn, Kayte Avera, Jade Walley, Emilee Norwood,
Reggio Dean, Tyrone Stewart; (2nd row, l-r) Jacqueline  Holifield, Bethany Sanford, Amie McCormick, Priscilla Hodge, Krystal
Brown; (3rd row, l-r) Austin Clark, Joshua Knight, Cheyanne Boyd, Akeelah Jones, Peyton Ramsey, Hannah Ewing; (4th row, l-r)
Kasey Shepherd, Zach Cook.

FCA Cross at NEJ

The FCA Lighted Cross began is final trek across Jones County on Friday,
Sept. 13, 2013. As Laurel athletes handed the cross off to NEJ athlete
leaders, the NEJ student body surrounded the athletes and showed their support.

Amid cheers from the students and faculty, the NEJ youths took turns
running with the cross to reach the next leg of the journey at the Wayne
County Lline.

...more pics here
Lady Tigers Rule!!

Lady Tiger Slowpitch Softball is 6-3. They have split with
West Jones, South Jones, and Richton. Two of the losses
were by 1 run in the last inning. They are young,
determined athletes with tremendous work ethic. Their
unity and hard work as a team has allowed them to
be successful so far this season. They display a genuine
heart -felt, want-to-attitude each and every time they step
on the field whether it be practice or a game. The future is BRIGHT!
Digital Photography Class Visits Museums 

Ms. Debbie Griffin's Digital Photo Class recently visited the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art
where they were treated to a delightful guided tour by Mrs. Tim Dudley, museum docent.

Students heard the history of the museum as well as all the exhibits including the
Basket Room--where the 2nd smallest basket in the world is displayed, the Silver
Display, and the Japanese Block Printing process. Students were also exposed
to various forms of art movements as Mrs. Dudley explained the paintings
and the different artists in the museum collection.

But the highlight of the tour was the SOUND AND VISION Monumental Rock &
Roll Photography Exhibit. This exhibition presented 40 amazing large-scale prints
of notable musicians taken by 20 of the most accomplished photographers
of the genre. Photos included musicians such as Elvis, The Beatles, Jay-Z,
and Tupac, just to name a few.
Click here to see the museum pics.

From Left: Jermarcus Ross, Rebekah Page, Tiara Merrill, Michaelah Clark,
Lyndsi Ewing, Krystal Johnson, Jarvis Carmichael

The students then traveled across town to visit the Veterans Memorial Museum on Hillcrest Drive. There the students were greeted by Jimmie Bass, veteran and museum organizer, and Debbie West, veteran and
Veterans Service Center Director. Mr. Billie O'Neal, Vietnam Veteran, took
the class on an amazing tour of the museum pointing out various artifacts
from the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Vietnam War and even the more recent
wars in Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan. The students learned little-known facts,
for example, about five Sullivan brothers from Jones County that were all
on the same ship stationed in Pearl Harbor when it was bombed by
Japan. The students heard personal stories from Mr. Billy about his service
in Vietnam and saw many interesting pictures, guns, military uniforms
and much, much more.The museum is a testimony to all veterans, whether
living or dead, of sacrifice and service--without which we would have no
freedoms! Please take some time to tour the museum and visit with a vertern
that is there each day.

                                            Ross, Ewing, Johnson, Clark, Page, Merrill, Carmichael

Get Your TIGER NATION Shirt!!




Here is the  short sleeve black game shirt for SJ (Friday, Sept 13, in the Jungle).
Shirts are $15.00 each and we have youth small thru 4X.....Go Tigers!
See a yearbook staff member or contact Ms. Rice if you want a shirt...
.or drop by the HS or MS offices.

TARS Attend Jones County Republican Women's
Annual Membership Tea

TeenAge Republican Sponsor, Carol Smith and 10th grade TARs Representative,
Angi Middleton attended the JCRW membership tea August 28, 2013 at the
Laurel Country Club.  Members and guests were greeted by MS Rep. Gary Staples
and MS Sen. Chris McDaniel, US Rep. Steven Palazzo and State Auditor
Stacy Pickering sent greetings as they were at military events that prevented
them from attending. The special guest speaker was our very own NEJ alumni,
Marsha Wedgeworth Blackburn. Marsha graduated from NEJ in 1970 and went
on to become a United States Congressman serving the state of Tennessee.
Marsha is a leading defender of conservative values and small government;
she also is Vice Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Commitee

and serves on four critical Subcommittees.


2013-2014 Serteen Officers

Northeast Jones Serteens recently elected officers for the 2013-2014 school year.  Serving as president is senior Shelby Yarber (far left). 
Vice-president is April Rudolph (center) and Caytee Walters (far right) is secretary-treasurer.  Sponsored by the Sertoma Club of Laurel,
Serteens is a community service organization for high school freshmen, sophomores, and seniors.  NEJ Serteens is coordinated by Mrs. Beckie Thrash.


Hinton Signs With Crusaders

Sarah Jessica Hinton, a recent graduate of Northeast Jones High School, today became a William Carey Crusader. 
As her parents, Billy and Kelly Hinton, and Northeast Jones Supervising Principal Cooper Pope looked on Sarah signed to run track for
the Crusaders in the coming year.  "We are extremely proud of Sarah," stated Pope, "and we wish her continued success! "


NEJ Graduate to Lead Mississippi FFA Association

STARKVLLE – Emily T. Parker, a member of the Northeast Jones FFA Chapter will lead more than 3,700 members of the Mississippi FFA
Association for the 2013-2014 school year as the state secretary. Members elected the 18-year-old during the 80th Mississippi FFA
Convention on June 5, 2013 at Mississippi State University.  Parker is the daughter of Tommy and Lisa Parker of Heidelberg, MS
and is a freshman at Jones County Junior College.  Her agriculture teacher and FFA Advisor at
Northeast Jones was Kenneth R. Parker

Parker has served the first month of her year as the association secretary-in-training with National
FFA Organization leadership experts.  During the month of July, Parker and five other Mississippi
FFA officers hosted three weeks of summer leadership conferences for nearly 250 Mississippi FFA
members from across the state at the C.M. Brewer FFA Leadership Center in Raymond, MS. 
Parker’s year of service will continue through June of 2014 as she visits FFA members in their
schools, leads membership development workshops, speaks to community and state leaders,

advocates for the agriculture industry and agricultural education programs and represents the
state of Mississippi as a delegate at the 2013 National FFA Convention.

“Becoming a state FFA officer is something I have worked hard to attain,” said Parker. 
“This is an opportunity of a lifetime and I hope to make the most of this chance to grow and
become a strong, positive voice for agriculture and the FFA.” Five additional FFA members join
Parker for a year of service on the 2013-2014 Mississippi FFA officer team: 
Kayla Walters of Stringer FFA – President, Drew Garrett of Mantachie FFA – Vice-President,
Sayde Turner of Kossuth FFA – Treasurer, Tony Buchanan of Lawrence County FFA – Reporter,
and Hayden West of Greene County FFA – Sentinel.

FFA is an integral part of Agricultural Education in Mississippi’s Career and Technical Education system from within the
Mississippi Department of Education.  The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their
potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.  To learn more about the
Mississippi FFA Association, visit or follow the Mississippi FFA Association on Facebook at

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