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Jesse Pound's headshot from his profile on CNBC.com

Alumni Profile: Markets and investing journalist Jesse Pound (’14)

By Camp Carter, Entertainment Editor May 6, 2021

Jesse Pound is currently working as a journalist for CNBC and is a member of the graduating class of 2014. He recalls his time at Jackson Prep, saying, “Prep forces you to manage your schedule, gets...

Alumni Profile: Prep alum David McRae ('00) is Mississippi's state treasurer

Alumni Profile: Prep alum David McRae (’00) is Mississippi’s state treasurer

From Issue 8
By Cass Rutledge, Opinion Editor April 15, 2021

The Capitol of Mississippi is perhaps one of the most famous buildings in Mississippi due to its magnificent architecture and the power that resides in it. Lawmakers routinely meet to debate bills...

New challengers approach Chick-fil-A’s best

New challengers approach Chick-fil-A’s best

From Issue 7
By Hannah Polk, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

We all know of the infamous battles between fast-food chains and Chick-fil-A, but with the current events, more contestants have entered the fray. The pandemic, having limited the outings of our usual...

WHO'S YOUR HERO: Will Burnham respects pro golfer Jordan Spieth

WHO’S YOUR HERO: Will Burnham respects pro golfer Jordan Spieth

From Issue 7
By Maggie Boswell, Copy Editor March 4, 2021

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...

What’s college like during a pandemic?

What’s college like during a pandemic?

From Issue 7
By Hannah Polk, Staff Writer March 3, 2021

COVID-19 has become a worldwide pandemic, and almost everyone has been affected by it either directly or indirectly. It is crazy to think that it has been almost a year since the outbreak began, and...

Alumni Profile: Elizabeth Shackelford ('97), diplomat and author

Alumni Profile: Elizabeth Shackelford (’97), diplomat and author

From Issue 7
By Jane Hurst, Managing Editor February 15, 2021

What’s out there? A former U.S diplomat and a Jackson Prep alumna, Ms. Elizabeth Shackelford, has had this question for as long as she can remember. Her curiosity about the world began with...

An image from Prentiss'

Prentiss: artist on the rise

From Issue 6
By Anna Blaire Bryant and Jake Mathews February 11, 2021

Eighth grader and part-time SoundCloud rapper Prentiss Furr has always had a love for music. He got into rapping two years ago when he was only in 6th grade. On October 24 of last year, he released his...

Junior Wilkie Gonwa uses her role model, Beezie Madden, as inspiration for her horse-riding career. 

Who’s your hero: Beezie Madden inspires young equestrians

From Issue 6
By Maggie Boswell, Copy Editor February 5, 2021

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...

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A day in the life: Fire Chief Kyle Upchurch

From Issue 6
By Lauren Anne Smith, Editor February 5, 2021

When people think of the word firefighter, they envision people pouring out of the bright red truck and instantly hosing down the building engulfed in flames; what they don’t know is that there is much...

It's always a national day of some kind, so enjoy!

Crazy national holidays

From Issue 6
By Olivia Patricia Smith, Records Manager January 27, 2021

Every year many people celebrate well known holidays like New Years, Christmas, and Thanksgiving, but there are also so many holidays people don’t even know about. Some of these holidays are super...

Darby McCoy and one of her crocheting works

Appreciation: The art and craft of crochet

By Margaret Dye, Staff Writer January 15, 2021

In Appreciations, staff members of The Sentry share information and insights about something they have come to value. Crocheting has been taking up most of my time lately. It’s a very unique hobby...

Sophomore cheerleader Elam Roberson cheers at the Prep vs. Heritage football game.

Meet the sophomore cheerleaders

From Issue 4
By Ryleigh Wells, Staff Writer 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,...

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