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Précis Pageant: Holidays In Hollywood

Précis Pageant: Holidays In Hollywood

By Lilly Noble, Features Editor

December 17, 2019

On the evening of Monday December 9, Jackson Prep was taken to Hollywood for the yearbook’s annual fundraiser, the. This event has been long awaited by students and parents alike. This night is especially exciting for the seniors because they are honored with multiple awards, and the beauties and...

Previous Youth Governors at Prep

Previous Youth Governors at Prep

By Joseph Watts, News Editor

December 17, 2019

Prep students dominated the 2019 Youth Legislature conference. On top of students winning multiple awards and honors, junior Cass Rutledge took the governor’s race, making it the first time that Prep students have held the governor’s office for two consecutive years. He succeeds Prep senior Alex St...

A Day in the Life of the first female NFL referee

A Day in the Life of the first female NFL referee

By Lauren Anne Smith, Managing Editor

December 16, 2019

Watching an NFL game is an exciting experience when you’re in the sea of fans cheering on your favorite team. There’s not a dull moment with every kickoff, fumble, and touchdown sending the crowd into an uproar. Heads turn when the whistle is blown, as the referees set the tone of the game. Re...

Strange status of Prep’s ninth grade

By Elizabeth Kellum, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

The 9th grade has an odd place at Prep. While other schools consider the freshmen class part of the high school, the freshmen at Prep are merely a part of the junior high. There are many things that the freshmen are not allowed to take part in with the high school that other schools let the...

Who’s playing those hallway tunes? It’s your Patriot Man

Who’s playing those hallway tunes? It’s your Patriot Man

By Caroline Crumpton, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

The Patriot Man is a very important role in the Jackson Prep experience. Senior Ben Johnson has been our Patriot Man for 3 years now; he wasn’t so sure about signing up at first. His freshman year at Prep he was in an art class, and all the girls were begging him to sign up for the job. H...

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...

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