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Which type of Jackson Prep student are you?

Which type of Jackson Prep student are you?

By Sarah Avery Huffman
June 5, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Every school is made up of a unique diversity of students. However, there are are five categories in which these students fall: the brainiac, the try-hard, the average student, the slacker, and the too cool for school. These five categories can be used to identify each and every person in the crazy and...

Junior Aidan Creel scores fencing victories

Junior Aidan Creel scores fencing victories

By Avery Andress
May 18, 2017
Filed under Features, Sports

Jackson Prep junior Aidan Creel first got interested in fencing when he was watching the 2012 Olympics because of how cool it looked. After watching the Olympics, he started fencing in July of 2013. He is part of a local fencing club that rents out the lower level of the Baptist Healthplex in Ja...

AP Exams: What are they?

AP Exams: What are they?

By Tynes Carroll
May 15, 2017
Filed under Features

For the last few weeks, a number of Prep senior high students have been going through the intense pressure of exams. Not their Prep exams, but their AP Exams. AP stands for Advanced Placement, which is a program in the US and Canada which offers college-level curricula and exams to high school stu...

Felicity Xie finds home away from home at Prep

Felicity Xie finds home away from home at Prep

By Preston Dubberly
April 4, 2017
Filed under Features

Felicity Xie is Jackson Prep’s newest foreign exchange student from China.  She is a sophomore who started in the middle of third term. Felicity loves Jackson Prep for multiple reasons: the environment, the campus, the students, and the teachers. She has a little sister back home, but she is st...

Student Profile: Jackson Prep’s most interesting man, Logan Osborne

Student Profile: Jackson Prep’s most interesting man, Logan Osborne

By Emory Maxwell
April 3, 2017
Filed under Features

Logan Osborne is a junior at Prep, but he definitely is not your average eleventh-grader. Logan is a member of the football team, and many of the coaches are very excited about his capabilities on the defensive line. He says he enjoys playing football because it is “like a war.”  Logan also recently...

“Senior superlative” alumni: Where are they now?

“Senior superlative” alumni: Where are they now?

By Sarah Riley Jicka, Mary Dunbar, and Mary Patton Murphy
March 3, 2017
Filed under Features

Receiving a “senior superlative” is not the defining moment of a student’s high school career, but rather a means of recognition for a particular dedication, passion, or talent. At Prep, they are generally awarded at the annual Précis Pageant (see pp. 16-17). The Sentry staff began to wonder: Where ...

Student Profile — Mackenzie Nichols is a Jackson Prep student prodigy

Student Profile — Mackenzie Nichols is a Jackson Prep student prodigy

By Mary Patton Murphy
February 22, 2017
Filed under Features

Ever met a star tennis player, a successful honors student, and a Jackson Prep Pacer all wrapped up into one? Fifteen-year-old sophomore Mackenzie Nichols is these things and more, showing her determination and spirit in all that she does while setting an example of hard work for her peers. Mackenz...

Student Profile — Meet Jackson Prep’s Most Talented: Madeleine Porter

Student Profile — Meet Jackson Prep’s Most Talented: Madeleine Porter

By Gracie McCraney
February 22, 2017
Filed under Features

Whether it be in the classroom or on stage, senior Madeleine Porter is a familiar name. She is extremely hard-working, talented, and will leave you wondering, “What can this girl not do?” Madeleine is the oldest daughter of Trey and Kim Porter and older sister of Claire, a junior at Prep. She ...

Obituary: Frito Bill Jr., gone but not forgotten

Obituary: Frito Bill Jr., gone but not forgotten

By Chatham Kennedy
February 16, 2017
Filed under Features

Frito-Bill Jr. made his final lap around the Jackson Prep fish bowl on Monday, January 9, 2017. Hearts of adminstration and frequent office visitors broke when they heard that the school’s mascot had unexpectedly passed away. Frito-Bill’s most loyal administrator, Ms. Manning, says, “It’s...

‘Tis the season to be hungry

‘Tis the season to be hungry

By Genevieve Hurst
December 15, 2016
Filed under Features

Every year at Christmas and Thanksgiving, people put on their loosest sweatpants and baggiest shirts to sit down and eat huge meals. These meals can be prepared for days and can be gone in minutes. Even before the actual holiday, there are lots of cookies, candy, and other great snacks. Mistletoe Marketpl...

Mustard Seed hosts annual Christmas open house

Mustard Seed hosts annual Christmas open house

By Maclain Kennedy and Caroline McIntyre
December 8, 2016
Filed under Features

Mustard Seed’s Annual Christmas Open House took place on December 3rd, 2016, and it has been going on for 35 years. The Mustard Seed is a community of adults with developmental disabilities. It offers housing to these adults or allows them to stay for the day. It also includes many fun activities that thes...

The Pacers give a final salute to Lou Ann McKibben

The Pacers give a final salute to Lou Ann McKibben

By Avery Andress and Sarah Avery Huffman
December 7, 2016
Filed under Features

The Pacers have been under the watchful eye of Ms. Lou Ann McKibben for the past 14 years. Her first year as sponsor was after tryouts in the spring of 2003. While she was only supposed to be the interim sponsor, she found herself as the permanent sponsor. As sponsor, it is Ms. McKibben’s job to...

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