The Sentry

New Teacher Profile: Meagan Vinson

New Teacher Profile: Meagan Vinson

By Embry Hollowell and Lily Flowers

September 21, 2018


Filed under Features

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...

Catching up with Michael Causey

Catching up with Michael Causey

By Sayley Crawford and Sarah Cory

September 20, 2018


Filed under Features

Jackson Prep sophomore Michael Causey has been racing for many years now. Causey took up car racing at the age of 9. Ever since his dad took him to a NASCAR race, he knew what he wanted to do. Causey considers his father his number one fan. “I owe a lot to my dad. He has helped me accomplish my drea...

New Teacher Profile: Mariclaire Nix

New Teacher Profile: Mariclaire Nix

By John Henry Andress and Mason Nichols

September 17, 2018


Filed under Features

The Jackson Prep staff has added another Coach Nix. Coach Mariclaire Nix is the new assistant basketball coach for the girls’ grades 6-12. Coach Nix is a graduate of Mississippi State University and has her bachelor’s degree in communication and an associate’s degree in physical therapy. She coache...

Keep hydrated during the summer swelter

Keep hydrated during the summer swelter

By Charles Stephenson

June 26, 2018


Filed under Features

With summer here, vacations and sports training are starting to heat up. Many students will go to the beach and participate in athletic training throughout the summer. Temperatures in the Mississippi summertime typically run in the 90s, causing a very hot and rough summer for most students. For b...

High school dating categories

High school dating categories

By Alex Gibbs

June 21, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion

Young Love. Books have been written about it. Movies have been made about it. It’s a fascination of our society and is people’s first experiment with romance.  While some people will claim that they dated in middle school, a real dating relationship can really only begin when one member of the...

Coach Bradford says goodbye after 33 years of service

Coach Bradford says goodbye after 33 years of service

By William Fletcher

June 8, 2018


Filed under Features

Of all the significant changes that Prep has had in the past decade, one thing has remained constant:  the presence of Coach Nell Bradford on campus. For the past 33 years, Coach Bradford has served in many different positions and has continuously made positive contributions to the school each an...

Prep students really can go anywhere

Prep students really can go anywhere

By Sarah Avery Huffman

May 24, 2018


Filed under Features

Jackson Prep’s outstanding academics, arts, and athletics allow many students to explore their passions, as well as develop dreams for their futures. The Class of 2018 has been an exceptional class, and many of the students have decided to follow their dreams across the country, and even across the...

Catching up with the royals

Catching up with the royals

By Mary Patton Murphy

May 22, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Features

HEAR YE, HEAR YE. The British royal family has received a lot of attention lately, and it’s time for you to know why: 1. The royal wedding: Prince Harry and American actress Ms. Meghan Markle met on a blind date in early July 2016. Harry proposed to Markle while the two were having dinner at his...

How to make $$$ this summer

How to make $$$ this summer

By Aubrey Scott Moak

May 17, 2018


Filed under Features

Each year, students are given a three month break from school to enjoy sunshine and warm weather. Summer is a time for long days on the beach and, for some, a time to be carefree and at ease. Unfortunately, many of the things that make our summers so enjoyable cost money.  For those long days o...

Freshman Tori Johnston on her experience in the Miss Mississippi Outstanding Teen Pageant 2018

Freshman Tori Johnston on her experience in the Miss Mississippi Outstanding Teen Pageant 2018

By Tori Johnston, Guest Writer

May 17, 2018


Filed under Features

Five months ago, I embarked on a journey that changed the trajectory of my life. On November 5, 2017, I competed in my first pageant and, to my surprise, I won the crown and title of Miss Brandon's Outstanding Teen. I had never seen myself as a stereotypical “pageant girl," viewing pageants mo...

La Brioche: another one of Fondren’s perks

La Brioche: another one of Fondren’s perks

By Maclain Kennedy

May 2, 2018


Filed under Around Town, Features

If you walk inside Fondren Corner, you’ll find La Brioche. Known for their pastries, they also serve impeccable coffee. This cute, friendly shop is definitely a place you’ll want to stop. Upon entering La Brioche, you’ll approach a pastry counter. They have many different french pastries, includi...

Allie and Ainsley’s Appetite: Trust the crust in a pizza showdown

Allie and Ainsley’s Appetite: Trust the crust in a pizza showdown

By Allie Wise and Ainlsey O'Quinn

May 1, 2018


Filed under Around Town, Features

For this issue we will review two local pizza joints. We went to Sal and Mookie’s and Pizza Shack and realized we like pizza too much to decide which one we like best. Sal and Mookie’s was our first stop. Located in Fondren, Sal and Mookie’s has been serving New York style pizza and ice cream to ...

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