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New Hope Alumni Update: The Jiles

Marcellous Jiles (12th, ECS -#4) is on the Student Council, and he is an ECS Ambassador. He volunteers at TN Baptist Children’s Home, Su Casa, and Streets Ministries. He is a part of The Future Educator’s Club, Servant Leadership Institute, FCA, plays the drums for the chapel praise band, and is a member of ECS’s Ensemble choir.

Marcellous had an exciting senior year as a part of the football team.  He told Ms. Geer in the New Hope Scholarship Office,   

“… We’ve had an up and down season losing 6 regular season games and 4 of them were on last second drives that we didn’t score and one game we forfeited after we won 42 to 7 because an ineligible player played one play at the end. We went on a run beating two teams we lost to in the season (St. George’s in 2nd OT and Fayette in a blow-out win). We fell short in the State game against Knox Webb but this was the most fun season ever!  Esai Diaz (12th, ECS) and I both made the all-district team with ECS!” 

Marcellous recently visited Samford University, and he has been accepted into University of Mississippi, University of Arkansas, Mississippi State University, and Union University.

Rashaan Jiles, (11th, MUS) pictured on the right, played the Indian chief Black Fox in MUS’s production of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.  His character allied with Andrew Jackson in persuading tribes to sign treaties to give up their land. Rashaan also played various other ensemble roles. The show was October 25, 27, 28, and 29.  Rashaan is also a member of Beg to Differ, an a cappella singing group at MUS.  In the last few years, Rashaan has had the opportunity to perform with the group not only around Memphis, but all around the US – from California to New York City!