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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...

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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,...

Nehir Baser (left) dresses up for the school pep rally with her friend Chloe Reynolds (right).

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

From Issue 4
By Jake Mathews, Staff Writer 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...

Megan Tang works on her computer. Photo by Anna Blaire Bryant

Sophomore Megan Tang dances, debates, designs

From Issue 3
By Anna Blaire Bryant, Staff Writer 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...

Senior Cass Rutledge prepares to give up his social media. Photo by Joseph Watts

How much influence should we let social media have?

From Issue 3
By Lily Flowers, Photography Editor 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...

Win D'Antonio shows off his Vince Carter Raptors' jersey. Photo courtesy of Win D'Antonio

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

From Issue 3
By Maggie Boswell, Copy Editor 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...

The Speeds at one of their properties.

Students run real estate business

By John Henry Andress, Editor 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...

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