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Proud students in grades 5 through 8 (at right in image gallery) at the Memphis Street Academy Charter School at J.P. Jones received their first uniform blazers and commemorative pins at formal pinning ceremonies on Dec. 5 and 6. The school was taken over by education management organization American Paradigm Schools earlier this year. American Paradigm was charged with turning around the formerly troubled J.P. Jones Middle School.
Memphis Street Academy students also displayed their artwork Dec. 7 at an art showing in Old City (above). The Philadelphia artist Perry Milou was the featured artist, and the children created works specifically for the show. Pictured from left to right are: Anthony Davalos, Neffera Hart, Bahiyah Ware and Camron Write.