Précis Pageant highlights class of 2019

From Issue 5

Beauties and Beaux, each with a rose.

The staff of Jackson Prep’s yearbook, Prècis, is hard at work this time of year planning and coordinating their annual fundraiser. The Prècis Pageant is held in honor of the seniors, and this year’s edition came around on December 10. High school students look forward to this event because they love seeing their friends receive awards and titles such as Mr. and Miss Jackson Prep, wittiest, class favorites, beauties, and beaus. All proceeds from the pageant fund the top-notch yearbook received at the beginning of each school year. 

This year, the theme of the event was “A Night in New York.” For weeks the school was covered in posters decorated with skylines and stars advertising the pageant. Talent auditions were held to see who would perform for entertainment purposes on this night. Some crowd favorite pieces were “Someone Like You” sung by Elizabeth and Katherine Speed, and “New York, New York” by Mary Robinson Coco. New this year, the pageant featured a silent auction with art from Jackson Prep students and those involved in the Prep community. The staff generously decided to give the artists half of the profit and use the other half to fund Prècis.

The yearbook is essentially student led, but Ms. Anna Griffin is there to help make tough calls and manage the fun. Griffin plays a vital role here at Prep; she teaches 11th grade AP English Language and Composition. She is also the sponsor and the instructor of the yearbook, which is a hard but rewarding job. When asked about the 2018 Prècis Pageant, Mrs. Griffin said, “I am very excited about the art auction and the new changes to the pageant this year. I am especially proud of the staff and all the work they have put in.” 

Awards this year were given to many seniors for many different reasons. 8 beauties and 8 beaus were presented at the beginning of the night, and most handsome/ beautiful was rewarded at the end. Neil Marchetti holds the Most Handsome title, and Breelyn Davenport the Most Beautiful. The 2018 title of Mr. and Miss Jackson was awarded to Reece Davis and Emison Geiger. Two people from each high school class are given awards as well. Mr. and Miss Senior Class are Spence Graves and Mary Patton Murphy. Mr. and Miss Junior Class are Ben Johnson and Cassidy ZumMallen. Mr. and Miss Sophomore class are Matt Jones and Tori Johnston. Congratulations to everyone who was awarded! 

  As returning Prep students, we look forward to receiving a copy of the yearbook every year.  On behalf of the Sentry, we are very proud of our fellow student publication and excited for what they will do next. Thank you to the Prècis staff for all of your hard work!