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College Baseball Looks to Have a Star Studded Season

College Baseball Looks to Have a Star Studded Season

By John Keeler

April 13, 2016

Overview: Just as in football, college baseball has been dominated by the Southeastern Conference.  With four of the top five being from the SEC and eight of the top twenty-five coming from there as well, the SEC is looking to dominate baseball once again. Texas A&M has been dominate lately ...

Teacher Profile: Dr. Luke Nealey

Teacher Profile: Dr. Luke Nealey

By Gracie McCraney

March 1, 2016

Dr. Luke Nealey is currently the Assistant Head of School, Head of the Senior High, and teaches Advanced Placement Chemistry at Jackson Prep. This is Dr. Nealey’s 17th year working at the school. He was born in Butte, Montana. Dr. Nealey has one older and one younger brother, Matt and Paul. He has li...

First Female NFL Ref Visits Prep

NFL referee Sarah Thomas addresses the Prep student body. Photo courtesy of Hubert Worley Photography.

By Lee Meena and Chatham Kennedy

January 25, 2016

On January 25, Sarah Thomas, the NFL's first full time female referee, came to speak to the Prep student body in an event put on by the Global Leadership Institute. Thomas, a native of Pascagoula, Mississippi, began her career as a high school football official and worked her way up the ladder of officiati...

Spectre… Just Another Bond?

Spectre... Just Another Bond?

By Hays Dubberly

January 11, 2016

James Bond’s latest hit, Spectre, was shown in theaters in England on October 26, 2015 and in the United States on November 6, 2015. Spectre was the number one top grossing movie for two weeks after it was released. It has made just over $750 million globally. Daniel Craig is arguably the best Ja...

Shawn Mendes Brings “Something Big” to the Fair

Shawn Mendes Brings

By Ann Clardy Byrd

November 6, 2015

This year at the fair many popular artists played. One of them included Shawn Mendes,  a 17 year old boy who grew up in Ontario, Canada.  His career began through Vine, occasionally posting videos of himself singing; and one day his fame took off.  He has been touring with Taylor Swift, singing hi...

Double the Queens, Double the Fun

Double the Queens, Double the Fun

By Gracie McCraney and Brittany Wilkinson

November 6, 2015

Homecoming was a huge success this year. It took place on Friday, October 9. The theme of this year’s dance, voted on by student council, was Old Hollywood. At the beginning of the week, student council members decorated the halls of the Senior High to get students in the spirit of Homecoming. There were fe...

Girls’ Basketball: Shooting for Glory

Girls' Basketball: Shooting for Glory

By Elliot Weill

November 5, 2015

The girls’ basketball season is upon us and officially starts on November 10th. One could say the season really started weeks ago because they have already started practices everyday after school. The girls have been working hard for this upcoming season. The girls’ team is looking energetic, and ...

New Teacher Profile: Liz Walker

New Teacher Profile: Liz Walker

By John Keeler

October 26, 2015

New to Prep this year is Ms. Liz Walker. Walker wanted to give back to Prep since she and one of her daughters are graduates and her second daughter, Mae Mae, is a senior this year.   Her former job was at Blair E. Batson Children’s Cancer Clinic where she worked as a social worker, and she wanted to find an area of work close to th...

Homecoming Festivities Start on Patriot Avenue

Homecoming Festivities Start on Patriot Avenue

By John Keeler

October 8, 2015

On Thursday, October 8th, the Jackson Prep Student Council put on an opening Homecoming event on Patriot Avenue for the Senior High.  Ice Cream, Popcorn, and Sweet Tea were all served by Student Council Members to the students while they enjoyed a Old Hollywood theme. Casablanca was playing in the M...

Alex Russell Signs with Union University

Alex Russell Signs with Union University

By John Keeler

April 21, 2015

On Tuesday, April 21, Alex Russell made Prep Cross Country history by signing a letter of intent to Union University.  Union is a private Christian school in Jackson, Tennessee. Alex is the first Prep student, according to Coach Malcolm Saxon, to sign a scholarship for Cross Country. This year Alex...

Baseball Justifying Their Rank

By John Keeler

April 9, 2015

The Jackson Prep Varsity team has been on a excellent run, starting the season with a great record. The group has played in two round robin tournaments and showed why they received a number 16 ranking from the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper’s national poll. They first played in the Capital City Shootout...

Young Athletes To Watch

Young Athletes To Watch

By John Keeler

April 9, 2015

Madison Klein Only in 8th grade now, Madison Klein is looking to be a key factor on the Varsity girls’ basketball squad next season.  Playing up is no new thing to her.  She played as an 8th grader on the Junior High team which is composed of all 9th graders. Not only was she on the team, she s...

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