The Sentry

Flu strikes Prep with a vengeance

Photo by Paul Andress

By Avery Andress and Holman Buchanan

January 24, 2017

For the past few days, Jackson Prep classrooms have been decorated with Lysol and hand sanitizer, in an attempt to avoid the flu. There has been a huge outbreak of flu across the United States in week four of the flu season. The first case of the flu this season was on November 10. Health officials...

International Exchange Camp a Big Success

International Exchange Camp a Big Success

By Avery Andress

August 15, 2016

This summer, Prep kicked off its international program with a summer camp for four Chinese and Taiwanese students. Mr. Denny Britt, the head of the International Committee, Ms. Kimberly Van Uden, and Ms. Jane Zhu were vital in making this program as success. Campers were Jenny from Shanghai, Vita...

New Hotels Popping up in Jackson

New Hotels Popping up in Jackson

By Holman Buchanan

May 18, 2016

The hotel choices in the capital city will soon be expanded. There are at least four new hotels in the works in Jackson. Two new hotels will go up in the Fondren District, one in Downtown Jackson, and one in the new Eastover District. In the Fondren district a 9-story boutique Hotel named “The Fon...

Boys’ Soccer Team Secures Number Six

By Holman Buchanan and Ann Clardy Byrd

February 22, 2016

This year the boys' soccer team made their way to the MAIS AAAA State Title game and came away with the win. The boys team defeated the MRA Patriots by a score of 4-0. This was the 6th straight championship for the Pats to win.  Throughout the game the boys stayed strong and played great defense....

Merita and Donnie Bane, Prep Legends, Retire

Merita and Donnie Bane, Prep Legends, Retire

By Holman Buchanan

February 16, 2016

Merita and Donnie Bane have decided to retire from their long time at Prep. Mrs. Merita has been working at Prep for the past 32 years and Mr. Donnie for the past 25. The two got married in 1973 and shortly moved to Jackson from Ripley, MS in March of 1974. Mrs. Merita was referred to Prep through a friend who worked ...

The Hills Come Alive at Prep

The Hills Come Alive at Prep

November 12, 2015

The Sound of Music was performed at the school Saturday, October 22, and on Monday, October 24th. Auditions were held in May and the roles were chosen. Practices started at a workshop for the cast during the summer. The principal roles have been practicing three to four nights a week since the end of the s...

New Teacher Profile: Scott Rogers

New Teacher Profile: Scott Rogers

By Holman Buchanan

September 14, 2015

Mr. Scott Rogers is starting his first year teaching at Prep. He teaches 11th grade college prep English. He also is the robotics team sponsor. Rogers is a native of Jackson and graduated from Murrah High School. After high school, he went to college at LSU and then the University of Southern Mississippi, ...

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