Grammy nominated singer-songwriter visits Jackson students

JACKSON, Tenn. — Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Valerie June gave students at Jackson Christian School a special show.

The critically-acclaimed songstress recently wrote a children’s book called, “Somebody to Love: The Story of Valerie June’s Sweet Little Baby Banjolele.

It tells the story of how June came to write the song of the same title for her album called “Pushin’ Against a Stone.

“We want to lead, and learn, and love like Christ. That’s our tagline at JCS, but Valerie June is a leader in what she’s doing and she is urging children of all ages to believe in their dreams,” said Jeanna Rice, the Director of Elementary at JCS.

It’s apart of their STREAM model of education, which stands for science, technology, religion, engineering, arts, and math.

Arts, being what provides students with an avenue for expression and communication of ideas.

Officials say June was integral part of the arts coming into their school.

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