3 area students accepted to School of the Arts programs

Published 3:08 pm Saturday, August 19, 2023

Three local students have been accepted into the Mississippi School of the Arts for their junior and senior high school years.

Emma Peagler was accepted into the visual arts program, and Amelia Whitaker was accepted into the literary arts program. Both live in Brookhaven.

Brooklyn Pittman, of Ruth, was accepted into the theatre program.

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MSA is an 11th and 12th grade visual and performing arts residential public high school. Students receive traditional curriculum and special instruction in visual arts, vocal music, dance, literary arts, filmmaking/media arts, and theater. MSA also has a Collegiate Academy program where qualified students can earn both their high school diploma and an associate degree from Copiah-Lincoln Community College simultaneously, with no cost for the associate degree.

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.

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