The Sentry

New president holds his campaign sign

Newly elected junior high president takes office

From Issue 2
By Lindan Garner, Staff Writer September 30, 2021

The 2021-2022 Junior High Elections were Thursday, September 2nd, with three contenders campaigning for Student Body President, a position only available for 9th graders. Elliot Davis, Meredith Hawkins,...

Alaskan adventurers pose with their catch.

Global Leadership Institute takes on Alaska

From Issue 2
By Anna Blaire Bryant, News and Features Editor September 30, 2021

For the last few years, the GLI Institute has taken a trip to Alaska every June with tenth through twelve grade students. This year's group hiked, kayaked, camped, fished, and experienced Alaskan wildlife...

The 50s are coming back in Prep performance of Grease

The 50s are coming back in Prep performance of ‘Grease’

From Issue 2
By Lily Teague, Entertainment Editor September 30, 2021

In mid-October, Jackson Prep Performing Arts  will present the high school version of the classic musical Grease, directed by Ms. Emily Waterloo (Jackson Prep Director of Theatrical Productions) with...

The famous Mayflower Cafe in downtown Jackson has been keeping locals fed for generations.

Mayflower Cafe: a longstanding Jackson tradition

From Issue 2
By Evans Reynolds September 24, 2021

  One of Jackson’s oldest and longest running restaurants, the Mayflower Cafe, has been around for more than 80 years. Most everyone in Jackson has probably heard of or experienced the restaurant...

Ms. Sarah Shaw teaching in her Guyton Center classroom.

New Teacher Profile: Sarah Shaw

By Evans Reynolds September 24, 2021

For the 2021-2022 school year, the Jackson Prep Science Department has gained a new teacher, Ms. Sarah Shaw. This Prep graduate from the class of 2000 (and former opinion editor of The Sentry)...

HOCO at the Disco

HOCO at the Disco

From Issue 2
By Hannah Polk and Olivia Patricia Smith September 23, 2021
From Issue 1
Coach Derek Rang teaching class.

New Teacher Profile: Derek Rang

By Jack Impastato September 23, 2021

There have been many new editions to 2021-2022 Jackson Preparatory staff, including new geometry teacher and assistant football coach Derek Rang.  Coach Rang attended Maryville College in Tennessee...

Coach Tyler Turner,  just named as the new head varsity football coach for Jackson Prep. Photo by Tanner Gough

New Teacher Profile: Tyler Turner

From Issue 1
By Blair Hurst and Jack Dryden September 22, 2021

Tyler Turner is the new football coach for Jackson Prep Varsity Football team. He was chosen as the new coach by a search committee that thoroughly searched for the best option. His hiring was announced...

Coach Melanie Aldridge in the Manning Center.

New Teacher Profile: Melanie Aldridge

By Kayla Wilson September 22, 2021

Melanie Aldridge, Prep’s newest girls’ basketball coach and kinesiology teacher,  is a Jackson native. Growing up, Melanie was a basketball player majored in kinesiology at Mississippi College...

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