The Sentry

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


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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...

Student Profile: Jackson Prep’s most interesting man, Logan Osborne

Student Profile: Jackson Prep’s most interesting man, Logan Osborne

By Emory Maxwell

April 3, 2017


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Logan Osborne is a junior at Prep, but he definitely is not your average eleventh-grader. Logan is a member of the football team, and many of the coaches are very excited about his capabilities on the defensive line. He says he enjoys playing football because it is “like a war.”  Logan also recently...

“Senior superlative” alumni: Where are they now?

“Senior superlative” alumni: Where are they now?

By Sarah Riley Jicka, Mary Dunbar, and Mary Patton Murphy

March 3, 2017


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Receiving a “senior superlative” is not the defining moment of a student’s high school career, but rather a means of recognition for a particular dedication, passion, or talent. At Prep, they are generally awarded at the annual Précis Pageant (see pp. 16-17). The Sentry staff began to wonder: Where ...

Student Profile — Mackenzie Nichols is a Jackson Prep student prodigy

Student Profile — Mackenzie Nichols is a Jackson Prep student prodigy

By Mary Patton Murphy

February 22, 2017


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Ever met a star tennis player, a successful honors student, and a Jackson Prep Pacer all wrapped up into one? Fifteen-year-old sophomore Mackenzie Nichols is these things and more, showing her determination and spirit in all that she does while setting an example of hard work for her peers. Mackenz...

Student Profile — Meet Jackson Prep’s Most Talented: Madeleine Porter

Student Profile — Meet Jackson Prep’s Most Talented: Madeleine Porter

By Gracie McCraney

February 22, 2017


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Whether it be in the classroom or on stage, senior Madeleine Porter is a familiar name. She is extremely hard-working, talented, and will leave you wondering, “What can this girl not do?” Madeleine is the oldest daughter of Trey and Kim Porter and older sister of Claire, a junior at Prep. She ...

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