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New Teacher Profile: Temperance Jones

New Teacher Profile: Temperance Jones

By Katelyn Cox

September 26, 2017


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Ms. Temperance Jones, a new teacher to Prep this year, is the director of Jackson Prep’s Patriot Singers. Jones originally came from a very music-oriented family in her hometown of Birmingham; her mother was a music major at Spelman College in Atlanta, and she also taught the arts at Sardis Christian School and Master’s Academy of Fine Arts. Ms. ...

New Teacher Profile: Beth Watts

New Teacher Profile: Beth Watts

By Olivia Moore

September 21, 2017


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With the departure of the beloved Mr. Hogue, many Latin students were concerned about the creation of an empty teaching position in the Latin program.  However, Ms. Beth Watts has returned to Jackson Prep in order to teach the language, taking on the challenge of instructing students from Latin I though AP Latin about the language of ...

New Teacher Profile: Richart Schug

New Teacher Profile: Richart Schug

By Ford Lange

September 21, 2017


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  Despite being listed as a new teacher this year, Mr. Richart Schug is not a new face on the Prep campus. Mr. Schug has been a substitute for the woodworking class for a few years, and last year, he was brought in to teach the second semester of the class. Mr. Schug is from Appleton, Wiscons...

New Teacher Profile: Linda Self

New Teacher Profile: Linda Self

By David Crews

September 20, 2017


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After teaching at Pearl High School for ten years, Ms. Linda Self is now one of many new members of the Prep family. You might see her walking around the junior high, or in her classroom teaching Geometry. She heard good things about Prep from her two friends who worked with her at Pearl. After teaching both Algebra II and Geometry at Pearl, she is now te...

Student Profile: Grant Hughes

Student Profile: Grant Hughes

By Barron Liston

September 20, 2017


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Grant Hughes is not only a junior at Jackson Prep, but a sportsman, writer, history buff, and a war re-enactor. He was born in Mississippi as one of three triplets and soon after moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During his stay in Philadelphia, Grant developed a passion for Eagles Football. ...

New Teacher Profile: Haley Toler

New Teacher Profile: Haley Toler

By Eloise Moore and Bonnie Burge

September 19, 2017


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Ms. Haley Toler is a new teacher at Jackson Prep and teaches 11th grade physics.  She is also a Jackson Prep alumni from the class of 2006.  While at Prep, she played softball and ran track. Ms. Toler attended college at Millsaps, where she got a business degree, then got a biology degree at Ole Miss.  She coaches track at Prep, and also helps out with...

Student Profile: Julia Zouboukos

Student Profile: Julia Zouboukos

By Ainsley O'Quinn

September 13, 2017


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If you go to Prep, you have probably seen Julia Zouboukos on the football field, on the basketball court, or in the candy line.  As a part of the class of 2020, she is involved in varsity basketball and volleyball, student council, pacer, patriot league, and a travel volleyball team outside of schoo...

New Teacher Profile: Mollie Blair

New Teacher Profile: Mollie Blair

By Allie Wise

September 12, 2017


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Ms. Mollie Blair grew up in Jackson and went to high school at Jackson Academy. There, she played basketball, volleyball, softball, and ran track. She graduated from JA in 2013 and went on to further her education and basketball career at Mississippi College. Ms. Blair says that the peop...

Which type of Jackson Prep student are you?

Which type of Jackson Prep student are you?

By Sarah Avery Huffman

June 5, 2017


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Every school is made up of a unique diversity of students. However, there are are five categories in which these students fall: the brainiac, the try-hard, the average student, the slacker, and the too cool for school. These five categories can be used to identify each and every person in the crazy and...

Junior Aidan Creel scores fencing victories

Junior Aidan Creel scores fencing victories

By Avery Andress

May 18, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Jackson Prep junior Aidan Creel first got interested in fencing when he was watching the 2012 Olympics because of how cool it looked. After watching the Olympics, he started fencing in July of 2013. He is part of a local fencing club that rents out the lower level of the Baptist Healthplex in Ja...

AP Exams: What are they?

AP Exams: What are they?

By Tynes Carroll

May 15, 2017


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For the last few weeks, a number of Prep senior high students have been going through the intense pressure of exams. Not their Prep exams, but their AP Exams. AP stands for Advanced Placement, which is a program in the US and Canada which offers college-level curricula and exams to high school stu...

Felicity Xie finds home away from home at Prep

Felicity Xie finds home away from home at Prep

By Preston Dubberly

April 4, 2017


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Felicity Xie is Jackson Prep’s newest foreign exchange student from China.  She is a sophomore who started in the middle of third term. Felicity loves Jackson Prep for multiple reasons: the environment, the campus, the students, and the teachers. She has a little sister back home, but she is st...

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