The Sentry

Meet the sophomore cheerleaders

Sophomore cheerleader Elam Roberson cheers at the Prep vs. Heritage football game.
From Issue 4
November 30, 2020

Sammie Zoog and Elam Roberson are this year’s sophomore cheerleaders.  When Elam and Sammie found out they made the cheer team they were very excited for the season ahead.  Elam Roberson,...

Student Profile: Nehir Baser, from across the world to Prep

Nehir Baser (left) dresses up for the school pep rally with her friend Chloe Reynolds (right).
From Issue 4
November 30, 2020

Unlike the majority of Prep students, Nehir Baser’s story began halfway around the world.  Nehir was born and spent her childhood in Istanbul, Turkey, before coming to Mississippi in 2017 because...

Sophomore Megan Tang dances, debates, designs

Megan Tang works on her computer. Photo by Anna Blaire Bryant
From Issue 3
November 5, 2020

Megan Tang is a sophomore and an international student who came to Prep her freshman year after attending International Camp in 2018. She lives with the Gonzalez-Fernandez family. They have two other...

How much influence should we let social media have?

Senior Cass Rutledge prepares to give up his social media. Photo by Joseph Watts
From Issue 3
November 5, 2020

When you wake up in the morning, what’s the first thing you do? I think the honest answer for most is looking at our phone. And as you start grabbing your phone every morning you wake up, it starts to...

WHO’S YOUR HERO? Win looks up to Vince Carter and his dunking ability

Win D'Antonio shows off his Vince Carter Raptors' jersey. Photo courtesy of Win D'Antonio
From Issue 3
November 5, 2020

Heroes don’t always wear capes or have superhuman powers.  A hero is a person admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.  Everyone has a role model that could be compared...

Students run real estate business

The Speeds at one of their properties.
November 4, 2020

There are several students on campus who are running their own businesses outside of school. Two of these students are Preston and Graham Speed, twin seniors who run their own real estate business. They...

Halloween then vs. now

The ghost of Riley Spivey
From Issue 3
October 29, 2020

Halloween is a holiday everyone knows and loves. There is trick or treating for children and costume parties for adults, but where did it all start?  The holiday originated from the Celtic festival...

Students meet with college representatives, but virtually

Students gather in the college counseling office to interact with a representative from the University of Alabama.
From Issue 2
October 19, 2020

Since the pandemic, there has been restricted travel around the country for college representatives. With the restrictions from Prep, Ms. Malika Lindsay and Mr. Hunter Upchurch, directors of the school’s...

First impressions from a 6th grader

Caylin Simmons plays basketball during P.E.
From Issue 2
October 5, 2020

Caylin Simmons is a sixth grader at Jackson Prep. She loves sports, as well as the arts. This year she does Pep Squad and after school art, and plans to play basketball, soccer, and tennis in the future....

Meet the Patriot Man: Worth Hewitt

Worth Hewitt, the Patriot Man, waves the Jackson Prep flag.
From Issue 2
September 30, 2020

This school year has brought many new changes to Jackson Prep. One of these is a new Patriot Man, junior, Worth Hewitt. Worth applied for the job last spring as Ben Johnson approached his graduation....

The Sentry’s 2020 presidential election guide

The Sentry’s 2020 presidential election guide
September 29, 2020

For the sake of brevity, many issues and stances could not be included in this story. We elected to put only the ones we thought were most important at the time of writing. For more in depth information,...

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