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Exam stress plagues students

Sophomore Camp Carter falls to the pressure of exams, holding his history binder over his head in defeat.

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

The map of the world in the Global Leadership Institute offices gives would-be travelers some locations to aim for.

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

Photo by Bennett Carter

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

Students and chaperones walk the Great Wall of China. 
Photo courtesy of Hannah Arnold.

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

Ben Johnson, the Patriot Man, unicicles down the track to support the football team.

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...

Staff Profile: Ryan Sherman, Director of Communications

Staff Profile: Ryan Sherman, Director of Communications

By John Henry Andress, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

Mr. Ryan Sherman is the Director of Communications at Prep, and he has served in this position for the past six years. He grew up in South Jackson, where he attended Hillcrest Christian School. At the University of Alabama, he tried out several majors, but he ultimately decided on a degree in Broadcas...

Staff Profile: Emily McClain, Director of Branding and Marketing

Staff Profile: Emily McClain, Director of Branding and Marketing

By Embry Hollowell, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

From designing the new visual in the library to creating Prep’s annual Christmas cards, Emily McClain does it all. Ms. McClain has been the Director of Branding and Marketing at Prep for four years now. She has an undergrad in art and a Bachelor’s degree of fine art with an emphasis on graphic desi...

Mothers’ group keeps Prep family in their prayers

Mothers’ group keeps Prep family in their prayers

By Camp Carter, Assistant Entertainment Editor

March 21, 2019

Moms in Prayer is a support group organized by moms of Prep students in grades six through twelve. The group of moms meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month to speak and pray at Covenant Presbyterian Church from 1:00 to 2:30. Moms in Prayer is an international group, operating in one hu...

Pathfinders: Leading the way

Pathfinders: Leading the way

By Victoria Chough, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019

Every year, new students decide to attend Jackson Prep after being satisfied with a campus tour. Touring events can range from what is called Prep Preview, where a few students and their parents tour in a group, to a private tour with just one student and their guardian. This year, Prep is putting a...

Senioritis is spreading rapidly at Prep as graduation nears

Senioritis is spreading rapidly at Prep as graduation nears

By Mary Patton Murphy, Copy Editor

March 4, 2019

There’s a mad epidemic spreading among the senior class, and they’re calling it “senioritis.” Since the start of the second semester (and for some, since before then), Prep seniors have been itching for graduation. “93 days,” senior Mary Parker Plunkett counted on Tuesday, February 19. “93 ...

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