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Baty Newman takes a selfie with a lion.

Baty Newman, from Mississippi to Africa and back again

From Issue 7
By Jack Impastato, Staff Writer March 7, 2022

Baty Newman is a sophomore at Prep and has had the unique experience of having lived in Kenya. While the majority of Prep students come from one of several feeder schools, he got to spend several of...

The Governors Mansion in downtown Jackson, decked out for the 2021 holiday season.

Governor’s Mansion shines during Christmas season

By Evans Reynolds January 3, 2022

Every year, the first family of Mississippi decks the halls of the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion. Over the years the Governor’s Mansion has been decorated with many different themes relating to...

Hidden Features: The Vault

Hidden Features: The Vault

From Issue 3
By Jack Dryden, Staff Writer November 2, 2021

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)...

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...

Dr. Emily Moses in her office in the McRae Center.

New Faculty Profile: Emily Moses

By Sophie Slade September 22, 2021

Have you had problems with your WiFi lately? She can fix that. Have you had trouble getting into MyPrep? Ask her for help. Meet Dr. Emily Moses, the new Director of Institutional Technology and...

Meet the new faculty and staff

Meet the new faculty and staff

September 21, 2021

CLICK ON NAME TO SEE PROFILE: TOP, L-R: Mr. Derek Rang (football/math), Mr. Chris Diethelm (chemistry), Mr. Bruce “Coach Rob” Robinson (basketball), Mr. Taylor Charles (science/swimming/technology)...

New Teacher Profile: Bruce Robinson

New Teacher Profile: Bruce Robinson

By Lindan Garner September 17, 2021

Mr. Bruce Robinson, or “Coach Rob,” as he likes to be called, is the new assistant basketball coach for the upcoming 2021-2022 basketball season.  Coach Robinson has two grown kids, a daughter...

Coach Charles gives pointers to Prep swimmers.

New Teacher Profile: Taylor Charles

By Lucy Tyra and Evans Reynolds September 17, 2021

This school year, Jackson Prep has added a new program, competitive swimming, to its athletic roster as well as a new head coach, Coach Taylor Charles.  Coach Charles, a Nashville native, has been...

Ms. Emily Waterloo in her office.

New Teacher Profile: Emily Waterloo

By Ava Moak and Sailor Hart Simpson September 16, 2021

Ms. Emily Waterloo, Director of Theatrical Productions, recently joined Prep’s administration for the 2021-2022 school year.  Ms. Waterloo is a former managing artistic director of Brookhaven Little...

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