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New Teacher Profile: Butch Case

New Teacher Profile: Butch Case

By Joseph Ciaccio, Logan Huff, and Thomas Wasson

September 11, 2019

Coach Butch Case, an experienced basketball coach, came to Jackson Prep this year after spending time in many sports-related roles.  Coach Case attended college at Troy for football but realized it was not for him. During his four years there, he worked in the front office of their basketball progra...

New Teacher Profile: Sarah Atkinson

New Teacher Profile: Sarah Atkinson

By Elizabeth Kellum and Maggie Boswell

September 5, 2019

Writing has always been one of Ms. Sarah Atkinson’s hobbies.  Not only did she use her talent of writing as a freelance editor, but she is the current sophomore honors English teacher at Jackson Prep.   Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Ms. Atkinson moved all around the country as an adolesce...

Scouting a positive experience for many Prep boys

Scouting a positive experience for many Prep boys

By Lilly Noble, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

The Boy Scouts of America’s highest attainable rank is Eagle Scout. This year many Prep students from multiple troops finally reached this long-sought achievement.  Obtaining the rank of Eagle is a long, hard task. In order to become an Eagle Scout, one must obtain 21+ merit badges, lead a no...

So, why do students get so many tickets?

So, why do students get so many tickets?

By Mason Nichols, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

As sixteen-year-old Prep students hit the pavement with their newly acquired driver’s licenses, they quickly begin to learn the rules of the road. Though many have taken part in driver’s education classes, many lessons have to be learned through experience. Unfortunately, this often entails traffic...

Exam stress plagues students

Exam stress plagues students

By John Henry Andress, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

As the school year comes to an end, we all know that only one thing stands between us and summer: exams. It is arguably one of the worst parts of the year since we have to attempt to remember everything that was went over during the semester.  Unless you are a senior in your spring semester and n...

Travel gives students more than just memories

Travel gives students more than just memories

By Embry Hollowell, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019

Not only can traveling around the globe improve performance in the classroom, it also expands students’ overall life skills. Typically, experiencing different cultures at a fairly young age tends to broaden one’s worldwide view. According to an online article from the WYSE Travel Confederatio...

Pet of the Month: Max Friday

Pet of the Month: Max Friday

By Sayley Crawford and Sarah Cory

May 7, 2019

Being recognized as “Pet of the Month” is nothing short of impressive for both the owner and the animal. This title is subtly praising the owner for having such a high taste when it comes to pets, while also rewarding the pet for being worthy of such an extraordinary and impressive title. With that...

Supply cart makes school shopping convenient

Supply cart makes school shopping convenient

By Bennett Carter, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

Prep’s junior high students can find their school supply needs on the junior high supply cart operated by members of Chi Alpha Mu, the junior high math honor society. The supply cart was founded in the fall of 2017 by Ms. Trina Sapen and Ms. Tracie Eakes as a way for Chi Alpha Mu students to help ...

Prep ventures around the globe: China trip

Prep ventures around the globe: China trip

By Hannah Grace Biggs, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019

Over spring break, seven Prep students, accompanied by Mr. Adam Mangana, Ms. Jane Zhu, and Mr. Don Regan, braved the 14-hour flight across the Pacific Ocean to visit China.  Jackson Prep has a sister school in Taizhou, China. The students on this trip (Hannah Arnold, Dixon Hughes, Tori Johnst...

Student Profile: Ben Johnson-the Patriot man, the Patriot myth, the Patriot legend

Student Profile: Ben Johnson-the Patriot man, the Patriot myth, the Patriot legend

By Alex Stadinger, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

Most students at Jackson Prep have heard of Ben Johnson. Some know him as the Patriot Man, our very own school mascot. Ben applied for the job at the start of his 10th grade year and was accepted because of academic success and willingness to represent his fellow students. His strong sense of school...

Précis: what goes on behind the scenes

Précis: what goes on behind the scenes

By Emma Dye and Victoria Nowell

March 25, 2019

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...

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