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Précis: what goes on behind the scenes

Précis: what goes on behind the scenes

By Emma Dye and Victoria Nowell

March 25, 2019


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The yearbook staff, also known as Précis, does much more than students probably know. Every person on the Précis staff is assigned numerous pages at the beginning of the school year and are also assigned a partner with every page they are given to complete. These two people work together to la...

Staff Profile: Ryan Sherman, Director of Communications

Staff Profile: Ryan Sherman, Director of Communications

By John Henry Andress, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019


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Mr. Ryan Sherman is the Director of Communications at Prep, and he has served in this position for the past six years. He grew up in South Jackson, where he attended Hillcrest Christian School. At the University of Alabama, he tried out several majors, but he ultimately decided on a degree in Broadcas...

Staff Profile: Emily McClain, Director of Branding and Marketing

Staff Profile: Emily McClain, Director of Branding and Marketing

By Embry Hollowell, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019


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From designing the new visual in the library to creating Prep’s annual Christmas cards, Emily McClain does it all. Ms. McClain has been the Director of Branding and Marketing at Prep for four years now. She has an undergrad in art and a Bachelor’s degree of fine art with an emphasis on graphic desi...

Mothers’ group keeps Prep family in their prayers

Mothers’ group keeps Prep family in their prayers

By Camp Carter, Assistant Entertainment Editor

March 21, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Moms in Prayer is a support group organized by moms of Prep students in grades six through twelve. The group of moms meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month to speak and pray at Covenant Presbyterian Church from 1:00 to 2:30. Moms in Prayer is an international group, operating in one hu...

Pathfinders: Leading the way

Pathfinders: Leading the way

By Victoria Chough, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019


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Every year, new students decide to attend Jackson Prep after being satisfied with a campus tour. Touring events can range from what is called Prep Preview, where a few students and their parents tour in a group, to a private tour with just one student and their guardian. This year, Prep is putting a...

Senioritis is spreading rapidly at Prep as graduation nears

Senioritis is spreading rapidly at Prep as graduation nears

By Mary Patton Murphy, Copy Editor

March 4, 2019


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There’s a mad epidemic spreading among the senior class, and they’re calling it “senioritis.” Since the start of the second semester (and for some, since before then), Prep seniors have been itching for graduation. “93 days,” senior Mary Parker Plunkett counted on Tuesday, February 19. “93 ...

The Prep/JA Stereotype

The Prep/JA Stereotype

By Alex Gibbs, Anne Marie Lundy, Emory Maxwell, Mary Patton Murphy, Mary Parker Williams, and Stewart McCullough

March 4, 2019


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To the people of Jackson, there’s a distinct difference between Jackson Academy and Jackson Prep. While people from each school may go to church together and hang out on the weekends, each school has its own unique culture and reputation. Not only do these two rivals compete on the football...

A week of knights as students take on chivalry project

A week of knights as students take on chivalry project

By Barron Liston

February 28, 2019


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If you were walking through the Senior High last week, you probably saw some guys walking around with signs on them. These signs, decorated with various feathers and sparkles, proudly display the wearer’s name. Is this some sort of new fashion statement? No, they were part of English teacher Mr. Nath...

Math + Hallways = Fun (?)

Math + Hallways = Fun (?)

By Hannah Grace Biggs, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019


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It appears to be a normal day at Jackson Preparatory School; class is in session and the hallways are deserted. But there’s something unusual going on. The door to Ms. Kimberly Van Uden’s math classroom opens, and her students venture away from their natural habitat into the silent halls. But wh...

Seniors exercise their right to vote

Seniors exercise their right to vote

By Mary Patton Murphy, Copy Editor

November 26, 2018


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In the recent midterm elections, several Prep seniors who turned eighteen before voting day hit the polls and voted for the first time. These students who were eligible to vote registered thirty days before the election and indicated on their registration that they would be eighteen on voting day. Because...

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. ...

Keeping the school’s campus safe in an uncertain age

Keeping the school’s campus safe in an uncertain age

By Ford Lange, Social Media Editor

October 21, 2018


Filed under Features

  Graphic by Payne Bell Any person who has access to news or social media has been made aware of what has happened with school shootings in recent years. These tragedies are occurring so often that they are becoming a regular in the news.  This is not an entirely new phenomenon, but the freque...

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