WHO WE ARE: The JPS Alumni & Friends Association is a group of all alumni (Parkside HS, Jackson High, & TA Wilson grads) and friends (families, staff, community members etc.) of the Jackson Public Schools who want to be more connected with the school and community. The mission of the Association is to impact the following four groups in a meaningful way: Connect alumni with their fellow alumni, the schools and the faculty and students; Provide the students with a perspective of what's possible for them with their JPS education; Give the faculty a sense of pride of the impact their life work has made on the lives of their former students; and help the community take pride in the impact the Jackson Public School system has made. The Association will strive to keep alumni informed of current events, venues to get connected with fellow alum, and volunteer opportunities to give back to the schools in a meaningful way.WE WANT YOU! Join and be a part of the future of JPS!
JeVon Blackwell, Class of 2010
JeVon Blackwell continues to rise, shine and make his mark. As a 2010 Viking valedictorian, he was named to the All-Area Academic Team and was a National Achievement Scholarship finalist. He earned a full academic scholarship to the University of Michigan, graduating in 2014.
JeVon’s passion, talent and strong work ethic continues to move him forward as he was recently accepted into the famous Julliard School in New York City to pursue a Master in Fine Arts degree. The prestigious music, drama and dance program offered at Julliard is very difficult to get into. Blackwell was one of nine chosen from around twenty-five hundred applicants.
He looks forward to being surrounded by like-minded passionate and talented individuals at one of the world’s leading music schools with its exceptional arts programs. Julliard, established in 1905 is located in the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, in New York City.