Youth Briefs & Gallery



MADISON – Jack Collins, a senior at St Joseph School, was selected as the school’s Wendy’s Heisman candidate. The program recognizes students across the country for the athletic prowess, academic achievement and leadership within their community.
Collins has been a member of the swim team for six years where he was the 2014 state champion in the 100 free, and 2012 and 2013 400 free relay team. He also is on the bowling team which had its highest state finish in school history. Collins had the highest average for the Bruins this year.

Jack Collins

Jack Collins

Academically, he is a Commended Scholar by National Merit; he has been named STAR Student, having the highest ACT score of the class, and recognized by Portico Magazine, WAPT and BankPlus as an outstanding senior. Collins was elected Lt. Governor at Mississippi Boys State and selected as the alternate to attend Boys Nation. He has earned a place on the Principal’s Highest Honor Roll for all six years at St. Joe.

GREENVILLE St. Joseph School summer camps:
– Mini cheer — May 30 – June 2, from 9 a.m. – noon
– Football – May 30 – June 2 – from 9 a.m. – noon
– Baseball – June 6 – 8 – from 9 a.m. – noon
– Basketball – June 6 – 8 – from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
– Soccer – June 13 – 15 – from 9 a.m. – noon
– Science–June 13 – 15 – from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

GREENWOOD – Delta Catholic youth retreat, Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Locus Benedictus Retreat Center. Cost is $25 includes meals and a T-shirt. It is open to junior and senior high school students. RSVP at

JACKSON Knights of Peter Claver, Ladies Auxiliary, Court #199, is sponsoring a poetry contest for Christ the King Parish youth ages seven through 16. Only original poems written by the youth will be accepted. One poem will be selected and read at Mass on Mother’s Day. The deadline is Sunday, April 24. Details:, or
– A poetry contest for Father’s Day will be announced soon.