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New Teacher Profile: Mary Catherine Foxhall

New Teacher Profile: Mary Catherine Foxhall

By Kate Kellum and Anna Leigh Allen

October 23, 2018


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Mary Catherine Foxhall is the newest geometry teacher at Prep. She recently moved to Jackson, MS, this summer due to a residency job offer her husband, Trey, received at UMMC. Ms. Foxhall grew up in Michigan until she was in fifth-grade when her family then moved to Atlanta and has lived there since. ...

New Teacher Profile: Chance Theriot

New Teacher Profile: Chance Theriot

By Victoria Nowell and Abbey Mangum

October 19, 2018


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Mr. Chance Theriot is the new eleventh grade science teacher at Prep. Originally from Poplarville, MS, which is south of Hattiesburg and north of Gulfport, Mr. Theriot attended Poplarville high school.  He went on to receive a B.S. in Chemistry Medical Sciences from Mississippi College and is currentl...

New Teacher Profile: Marcus Canoy

New Teacher Profile: Marcus Canoy

By Kennady Dausman, Staff Writer

October 19, 2018


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Marcus Canoy is a new football and baseball coach here at Jackson Prep. When Coach Canoy received a phone call one day asking him to coach at Prep, and he felt like God was leading him here. Coach Canoy attended Hillcrest High School in Jackson, where he played basketball, baseball, and fo...

New Staff Profile: Kesha Mabry

New Staff Profile: Kesha Mabry

By Lilly Noble and Hannah Carter

October 18, 2018


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This year, Ms. Kesha Mabry joined the Prep Family by beginning her work in the admissions office at Jackson Prep, where she serves as the assistant director of admissions. Director of Admissions Ms. Tracie Mallard said, “Ms. Mabry has been a great addition to the admission office so far.” She has...

Student Profile: From Germany to Jackson

Student Profile: From Germany to Jackson

By Camp Carter, Assistant Entertainment Editor

October 17, 2018


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Till Frederic Bernhardt is a sophomore international student from Germany who is visiting Jackson Prep.  Till, who is fluent in German and English, is staying with the family of Jack and Louie Gatlin for two weeks, and leaves on the 18th of October. His parents have professional connections to the Gatlins. The family also...

New Teacher Profile: Mary Kelly Branning

New Teacher Profile: Mary Kelly Branning

By Rosy Ruffin and Sarah Herring

October 17, 2018


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After having been a Prep student, teacher, and parent, Mary Kelly Branning is back and she says it is better than ever. Ms. Branning graduated from Prep in 1994. From there, she attended the University of Mississippi and Mississippi College, where she got her Bachelor of Arts in English. Ms....

New Teacher Profile: Donald Regan

New Teacher Profile: Donald Regan

By Bennett Carter, Sentry Staff

October 12, 2018


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Donald Regan is a new teacher at Prep this year, but he brings years of educational experience. Mr. Regan teaches engineering for 8th grade, marketing for 10-12th grades, and has a 9th grade advisory. Before he taught at Prep, he taught business and coached soccer and softball at McComb High...

New Staff Profile: Ashleigh Bowen

New Staff Profile: Ashleigh Bowen

By Emma Dye and Victoria Chough

October 5, 2018


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Ashleigh Bowen began working at Prep in June of 2018 as the administrative assistant for the senior high counseling and college counseling offices. She helps with many things at Prep including records, transcripts, graduation, class days, senior brunch, college fair, and honors forums. Ms. Bowen at...

New Teacher Profile: Clay Wooley

New Teacher Profile: Clay Wooley

By Liddy Hurst and Eliza Mazzaferro

October 4, 2018


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A former Prep student, Mr. Clay Wooley, has returned to the school to teach woodworking five years after graduating in 2013. Mr. Wooley attended Ole Miss, where he majored in mechanical engineering with an emphasis on manufacturing and a minor in theater. His interest in theater and woodworking...

New Teacher Profile: Coach Les Triplett

New Teacher Profile: Coach Les Triplett

By Francie Heidelberg and Avery Overby

October 3, 2018


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Jackson Prep’s very own Junior High football coach Les Triplett joins the academic staff as a history teacher for the 9th grade, after being a substitute teacher in recent years. Coach Triplett graduated from Prep in 2006 as a football player coached by Coach Ricky Black, but his history w...

There’s a new sheriff in town

There’s a new sheriff in town

By Tanner Gough, News Editor

September 24, 2018


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As the saying goes, it’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it. For many of the things that make the senior high run, that person is the new Assistant Head of Senior High, Ms. Sarah Scruggs. She takes over the position most recenlty held by Ms. Nell Bradford, who retired at the end of the 2017-...

New Teacher Profile: Meagan Vinson

New Teacher Profile: Meagan Vinson

By Embry Hollowell and Lily Flowers

September 21, 2018


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Ms. Meagan Vinson is a new eleventh grade college prep physics teacher. Before teaching at Prep, Ms. Vinson lived in Knoxville, Tennessee, and then moved to Mississippi for her husband’s job. Her husband is a geotechnical engineer who works for the company Soil Tech Consultants.  Before moving here, she atte...

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