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A Day in the Life of a Secret Service agent on duty

A Day in the Life of a Secret Service agent on duty

By Lauren Anne Smith, Managing Editor

November 7, 2019

Blink and you might miss them. The Secret Service are subtle as they blend into the sea of people. They move swiftly and quietly, and one may spy them dressed in suits, sporting a small lapel pin on their blazers. One of the few times the Secret Service are noticeably spotted are at high-profile events...

New Teacher Profile: Elizabeth Thiel

New Teacher Profile: Elizabeth Thiel

By Anders Morgan and Lulu Kellum

October 21, 2019

Ms. Elizabeth Thiel is the new show choir teacher at Prep. Ms. Thiel attended Prep in high school, graduating in 2014,  and returned this year to teach what she loves. At the end of her show choir career here at Prep, Ms. Thiel was a member of the team that won nationals in Orlando. Ms. Thiel said the...

A day in the life of a news anchor at WLBT

A day in the life of a news anchor at WLBT

By Lauren Anne Smith, Managing Editor

October 21, 2019

Tucked away on the corner of Jefferson Street lies the WLBT news station.  WLBT has broadcast to Mississippi since 1953 and is one of the most popular news stations in the state.  WLBT’s team of reporters works around the clock to update locals on what is going on.  One of WLBT’s dedicated re...

New Teacher Profile: Dennis Morgan

New Teacher Profile: Dennis Morgan

By Sam Graves and Will Gibbs

September 23, 2019

Mr. Dennis Morgan is the new woodworking teacher at Jackson Prep. He decided to come to Jackson Prep after working his own construction company, Dennis Morgan Construction, for many years. His many years of experience in craftsmanship is one of the reasons why he is well suited for this position.  ...

New Staff Profile: Spiller McLeod

New Staff Profile: Spiller McLeod

By Walker Headley and Wayne Hsieh

September 23, 2019

Ms. Spiller McLeod, a Jackson Prep alumna, is the school’s new Athletic Administrative Assistant. Her office is located in the Manning Center, and her job includes being the secretary of the Booster Club, and assisting the coaches.  Her husband, Mr. Chan McLeod, also taught at Prep years ago...

New Teacher Profile: Grace Nabholz

New Teacher Profile: Grace Nabholz

By Bella Cole and Caroline Crumpton

September 19, 2019

Ms. Grace Nabholz is the new tenth grade geometry and computer science teacher. She attended Clinton High School and graduated with a degree in mathematics from Mississippi College. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in applied mathematics. Ms. Nabholz appreciated her college because it was abl...

New Teacher Profile: Zach Allison

New Teacher Profile: Zach Allison

By Gavin Mullins and Haddon McLeod

September 19, 2019

New to Jackson Prep, Coach Zachary Allison is, in his words, “very excited and ready to get started.” Coach Allison serves as an assistant senior high basketball coach and head junior high coach and also teaches a study hall.  Coach Allison grew up in Pelham, Alabama, which is right outside of Bir...

NEW TEACHER PROFILE: Shelby Grace Mays

NEW TEACHER PROFILE: Shelby Grace Mays

By Julia Stradinger and Dylan Burkhalter

September 18, 2019

Ms. Shelby Grace Mays is the new JV and varsity volleyball coach at Jackson Prep. Ms. Mays grew up in Arab, Alabama, which is thirty minutes south of Huntsville. She later attended Mississippi College, graduating last May. Majoring in PE and Health, Mays was looking for a full time job that included...

NEW STAFF PROFILE: Crisler Boone

NEW STAFF PROFILE: Crisler Boone

By Jane Hurst and Caroline Huff

September 18, 2019

After some time spent away from Prep, Ms. Crisler Boone has returned, ready to jump back into the Jackson Prep community.  Ms. Boone previously attended Prep, and her children attended Prep as well. She also worked for years at Prep. She says “We [Jackson Prep] have to do a good job so we ca...

New Teacher Profile: Kayton Barnes

New Teacher Profile: Kayton Barnes

By Lilly Grace Sites and Mayrant Gonwa

September 11, 2019

Ms. Kayton Barnes is the new college prep algebra one teacher at Jackson Preparatory School. She grew up in French Camp, Mississippi. In high school she was a very strong student in mathematics, but never thought she would become a teacher. Besides developing her love of math in high school, she also...

New Teacher Profile: Butch Case

New Teacher Profile: Butch Case

By Joseph Ciaccio, Logan Huff, and Thomas Wasson

September 11, 2019

Coach Butch Case, an experienced basketball coach, came to Jackson Prep this year after spending time in many sports-related roles.  Coach Case attended college at Troy for football but realized it was not for him. During his four years there, he worked in the front office of their basketball progra...

New Teacher Profile: Sarah Atkinson

New Teacher Profile: Sarah Atkinson

By Elizabeth Kellum and Maggie Boswell

September 5, 2019

Writing has always been one of Ms. Sarah Atkinson’s hobbies.  Not only did she use her talent of writing as a freelance editor, but she is the current sophomore honors English teacher at Jackson Prep.   Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Ms. Atkinson moved all around the country as an adolesce...

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