The Sentry

Quarantine can’t stifle creativity of Prep students

Flower watercolor by Annie Watkins. Photo courtesy of Annie Watkins

By Russ Upton, Fun and Games Editor and Records Manager

April 20, 2020

Since everyone is being quarantined at home, they have had to occupy themselves during the time that sports, clubs, and other extracurricular activities used to take up. Some people have picked up new artistic hobbies or continued favorites.  Some of Prep’s more artistic based classes have continued with...

Boy’s Soccer Team Bleaches Hair for State Championship

Owen Lundberg gets water after playing in the game.

By Russ Upton, Fun and Games Editor and Records Manager

March 27, 2020

This year, the boy’s soccer team won their 10th consecutive MAIS state championship. Before the game on February 22nd, most of the soccer team got some form of frosted tips. Some people bleached a streak in their hair, some colored it after with silver or pink, but most did the traditional frosted tip...

TV REVIEW: The Good Place Season 4

The cast of The Good Place

By Russ Upton, Fun and Games Editor/ Records Manager

February 26, 2020

NBC’s extremely popular sitcom, The Good Place, just finished airing the fourth and final season of the show. Just a quick recap for those who haven’t seen The Good Place: the show starts with Eleanor Shellstrop, a woman in her mid-30s from Arizona, who was put in the “Good Place” after he...

Intramural sports return to Prep by demand of the student body president

Rendering by Alex Roberson

By Russ Upton and Ainsley O'Quinn

September 23, 2019

This year, student body president Alex Stradinger has brought intramural sports back to Prep. As part of his campaign for president, Alex promised intramural sports for the student body, and he delivered. Students voted for which intramural sports they wanted, and six were chosen: Volleyball, Paintbal...

Prep falls short in loss to Heritage Academy

Patriots get set for a play at Heritage Academy

By Mason Nichols, Sports Editor

August 26, 2019

On Friday, August 23, the Jackson Prep football team traveled to Columbus, Mississippi, to face the Heritage Academy Patriots. The squad loaded into two buses for the lengthy drive, carrying their gear and expectations. Being the first game of the season, questions abounded on how the new Prep team would perform. Muddy field conditions and we...

Coach’s Corner: Coach Burnett

Coach Burnett gets ready for an intense practice. Photo by Lauren Anne Smith.

By Lauren Anne Smith, Managing Editor

August 23, 2019

The purpose of Coach's Corner is to a recurring article that will be featured in each issue for students and staff so that they can get to know the coaches of Prep. For the first issue of Coach's Corner, we will be getting to know Coach Burnett. Daniel Burnett is one of the youngest coaches in the MAIS and ha...

College Fair set for September 17

August 22, 2019

The College Counseling Office is excited to announce that this year’s College Fair will be held on Tuesday, September 17, from 6:30 until 9:00 pm.  Representatives from approximately 100 colleges and universities from across the country will gather in Prep’s gym to meet with students and share inform...

Junior high joins senior high in newly tweaked rotating schedule

Junior high joins senior high in newly tweaked rotating schedule

By Hannah Grace Biggs, Copy Editor

August 15, 2019

This year, Jackson Prep’s junior high will be transitioning from the six-period day to the new rotating schedule as adopted by the senior high last year. The senior high schedule will also be receiving several minor adjustments. Following these changes, all students will be operating u...

Student artist wins again with unique dress

Student artist wins again with unique dress

By Olivia Moore, Managing Editor

May 8, 2019

Mary Noble Howard has proved that artistic inspiration can come from the unlikeliest places.   Last year, the Prep junio won the Project Rezway competition last year with her dress made of Mindprints magazine pages.  Her inspiration for that dress came from her experiences as the editor of the magazin...

Quiz Bowl class puts opponents in Jeopardy

Thomas Thornton, Hannah Grace Biggs, Alex Gibbs, and Edwin Griffin await the chance to prove their brilliance. Photo by Emory Maxwell

By Sarah Herring, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

Two year sponsor of the Quiz Bowl Team, Ms. Zachow works hard to prepare her class of thirteen to compete and various competitions throughout the school year. Recently, the 2019 quiz bowl team made it to the quarter finals in the science bowl at Mississippi University for Women.  They work hard during class competing in what t...

6th grade: inside the fishbowl

6th grade: inside the fishbowl

By Kennedy Dausman and Frances Heidelberg

April 15, 2019

The sixth-grade program is a special program that has been at Prep since 2007. If parents are looking for a smaller class space for their sixth graders to be ready for Jackson Prep, the sixth-grade program is the best option for that.  The sixth graders get to take Language Arts, Mathematics, Sc...

Young Athletes to Watch: Maddox Noe and Kelsey Clay

Kelsey making a defensive move at an opposing player during a Prep soccer game. Photo courtesy of Kelsey

By Russ Upton, Online Managing Editor

April 12, 2019

Maddox Noe Maddox Noe plays not one, but four sports:  football, basketball, baseball, and track. It is extremely rare to find an athlete that plays all these major, time-consuming sports, much less one who succeeds in them. He plays catcher in baseball, post in basketball, line in football, and ...

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