The Sentry

Flower watercolor by Annie Watkins. Photo courtesy of Annie Watkins

Quarantine can’t stifle creativity of Prep students

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...

Owen Lundberg gets water after playing in the game.

Boy’s Soccer Team Bleaches Hair for State Championship

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...

The cast of The Good Place

TV REVIEW: The Good Place Season 4

From Issue 7 (WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS!!)
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...

Rendering by Alex Roberson

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

From Issue 2
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....

Patriots get set for a play at Heritage Academy

Prep falls short in loss to 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...

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

Coach’s Corner: Coach Burnett

From Issue 1
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,...

College Fair set for September 17

From Issue 1
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...

Junior high joins senior high in newly tweaked rotating schedule

Junior high joins senior high in newly tweaked rotating schedule

From Issue 1
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...

Student artist wins again with unique dress

Student artist wins again with unique dress

From Issue 9
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...

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

Quiz Bowl class puts opponents in Jeopardy

From Issue 8
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...

6th grade: inside the fishbowl

6th grade: inside the fishbowl

From Issue 8
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...

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

Young Athletes to Watch: Maddox Noe and Kelsey Clay

From Issue 8
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...

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