3 area students chosen to attend School of the Arts

Published 4:00 pm Sunday, September 12, 2021

Three Lincoln County students have been selected to attend the Mississippi School of the Arts.

Katelynn Smith and Elizabeth Smith, both of Brookhaven and Cadence Laird of Bogue Chitto have the opportunity to complete their junior and senior years of high school at MSA in Brookhaven.   

MSA is an 11th and 12th grade visual and performing arts residential, public high school.  Students not only meet and exceed the traditional Mississippi high school curriculum, they receive special instruction in visual arts, vocal music, dance, literary arts, filmmaking/media arts and theatre.

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Students interested in MSA apply by Feb. 1 of their sophomore year. In addition to MSA students consistently winning awards for their work on the state, regional and national levels, the school holds the No. 2 highest ACT average in the state. 

“MSA is a great school for those students who want to explore the arts in an extraordinary way.  We also fill a special need for students with demonstrated talent that need a collegiate level learning experience in the arts that is not widely available across our state,” MSA Coordinator of School Advancement Jennifer Jackson said in a release.

For additional information, call 601-823-1300 or visit www.msabrookhaven.org 

Katelynn Smith was accepted in the dance program, Elizabeth Smith into the visual arts program and Cadence Laird was accepted in the theater program.