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“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 ...

Obituary: Frito Bill Jr., gone but not forgotten

Obituary: Frito Bill Jr., gone but not forgotten

By Chatham Kennedy

February 16, 2017


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Frito-Bill Jr. made his final lap around the Jackson Prep fish bowl on Monday, January 9, 2017. Hearts of adminstration and frequent office visitors broke when they heard that the school’s mascot had unexpectedly passed away. Frito-Bill’s most loyal administrator, Ms. Manning, says, “It’s...

‘Tis the season to be hungry

‘Tis the season to be hungry

By Genevieve Hurst

December 15, 2016


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Every year at Christmas and Thanksgiving, people put on their loosest sweatpants and baggiest shirts to sit down and eat huge meals. These meals can be prepared for days and can be gone in minutes. Even before the actual holiday, there are lots of cookies, candy, and other great snacks. Mistletoe Marketpl...

Mustard Seed hosts annual Christmas open house

Mustard Seed hosts annual Christmas open house

By Maclain Kennedy and Caroline McIntyre

December 8, 2016


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Mustard Seed’s Annual Christmas Open House took place on December 3rd, 2016, and it has been going on for 35 years. The Mustard Seed is a community of adults with developmental disabilities. It offers housing to these adults or allows them to stay for the day. It also includes many fun activities that thes...

The Pacers give a final salute to Lou Ann McKibben

The Pacers give a final salute to Lou Ann McKibben

By Avery Andress and Sarah Avery Huffman

December 7, 2016


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The Pacers have been under the watchful eye of Ms. Lou Ann McKibben for the past 14 years. Her first year as sponsor was after tryouts in the spring of 2003. While she was only supposed to be the interim sponsor, she found herself as the permanent sponsor. As sponsor, it is Ms. McKibben’s job to...

New Teacher Profile: Meredith Lang

New Teacher Profile: Meredith Lang

By Maclain Kennedy

November 29, 2016


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Ms. Meredith Lang grew up on the coast in Vancleave, Mississippi. After going to Vancleave High School, she attended Mississippi College, and majored in kinesiology. An avid college track and cross country runner, Lang was also involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).  She had some connect...

Dr. Walton shares a connection to presidential debates

Dr. Walton shares a connection to presidential debates

By Alex Gibbs, Stewart McCullough, and Emory Maxwell

November 2, 2016


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As the 2016 presidential contest between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton finishes up, most people have probably given little thought to the challenges which take place in order to plan and pull off a presidential debate. One member of the Prep family, however, has given it a great deal of thoug...

New Surface Studio PC looks promising

New Surface Studio PC looks promising

By Lake Wartes

November 2, 2016


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Microsoft announced its new Microsoft Surface Studio PC at an event in New York City last week. The new addition to the Microsoft family will be released in limited quantities over this holiday season for $2,999, $3,499, or $4,199, depending on the different hardware options the buyer chooses. This compu...

Pet Profile: Frito-Bill Jr.

Pet Profile: Frito-Bill Jr.

By Chatham Kennedy

October 25, 2016


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Who lives in a fishbowl in the Senior High Office? Frito-Bill Jr.! Since August 22nd, Jackson Prep’s latest mascot has been making a splash on campus. Emily Clark, a sixth period senior office worker, brought him to his forever home after Ms. Hetzel’s biology class conducted an experiment to s...

New Staff Profile: Chuck Box

New Staff Profile: Chuck Box

By Steven Wyatt

October 21, 2016


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Chuck Box is not new to Jackson Prep staff, in fact, quite the opposite. Mr. Box, before changing positions, was Prep’s head baseball coach for an entire decade. Coach Box was one of the most successful coaches to ever come through prep, winning over 275 games and six state championships. Chuc...

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