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The Prep/JA Stereotype

The Prep/JA Stereotype

By Alex Gibbs, Anne Marie Lundy, Emory Maxwell, Mary Patton Murphy, Mary Parker Williams, and Stewart McCullough

March 4, 2019

To the people of Jackson, there’s a distinct difference between Jackson Academy and Jackson Prep. While people from each school may go to church together and hang out on the weekends, each school has its own unique culture and reputation. Not only do these two rivals compete on the football...

A week of knights as students take on chivalry project

A week of knights as students take on chivalry project

By Barron Liston

February 28, 2019

If you were walking through the Senior High last week, you probably saw some guys walking around with signs on them. These signs, decorated with various feathers and sparkles, proudly display the wearer’s name. Is this some sort of new fashion statement? No, they were part of English teacher Mr. Nath...

Math + Hallways = Fun (?)

Math + Hallways = Fun (?)

By Hannah Grace Biggs, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

It appears to be a normal day at Jackson Preparatory School; class is in session, and the hallways are deserted. But there’s something unusual going on. The door to Ms. Kimberly Van Uden’s math classroom opens, and her students venture away from their natural habitat into the silent halls. But wh...

Seniors exercise their right to vote

Seniors exercise their right to vote

By Mary Patton Murphy, Copy Editor

November 26, 2018

In the recent midterm elections, several Prep seniors who turned eighteen before voting day hit the polls and voted for the first time. These students who were eligible to vote registered thirty days before the election and indicated on their registration that they would be eighteen on voting day. Because...

New Teacher Profile: Mary Catherine Foxhall

New Teacher Profile: Mary Catherine Foxhall

By Kate Kellum and Anna Leigh Allen

October 23, 2018

Mary Catherine Foxhall is the newest geometry teacher at Prep. She recently moved to Jackson, MS, this summer due to a residency job offer her husband, Trey, received at UMMC. Ms. Foxhall grew up in Michigan until she was in fifth-grade when her family then moved to Atlanta and has lived there since. ...

Keeping the school’s campus safe in an uncertain age

Card access helps secure buildings.

By Ford Lange, Social Media Editor

October 21, 2018

  Graphic by Payne Bell Any person who has access to news or social media has been made aware of what has happened with school shootings in recent years. These tragedies are occurring so often that they are becoming a regular in the news.  This is not an entirely new phenomenon, but the freque...

New Teacher Profile: Chance Theriot

New Teacher Profile: Chance Theriot

By Victoria Nowell and Abbey Mangum

October 19, 2018

Mr. Chance Theriot is the new eleventh grade science teacher at Prep. Originally from Poplarville, MS, which is south of Hattiesburg and north of Gulfport, Mr. Theriot attended Poplarville high school.  He went on to receive a B.S. in Chemistry Medical Sciences from Mississippi College and is currentl...

New Teacher Profile: Marcus Canoy

Photo courtesy of Marcus Canoy

By Kennady Dausman, Staff Writer

October 19, 2018

Marcus Canoy is a new football and baseball coach here at Jackson Prep. When Coach Canoy received a phone call one day asking him to coach at Prep, and he felt like God was leading him here. Coach Canoy attended Hillcrest High School in Jackson, where he played basketball, baseball, and fo...

New Staff Profile: Kesha Mabry

New Staff Profile: Kesha Mabry

By Lilly Noble and Hannah Carter

October 18, 2018

This year, Ms. Kesha Mabry joined the Prep Family by beginning her work in the admissions office at Jackson Prep, where she serves as the assistant director of admissions. Director of Admissions Ms. Tracie Mallard said, “Ms. Mabry has been a great addition to the admission office so far.” She has...

Student Profile: From Germany to Jackson

Student Profile: From Germany to Jackson

By Camp Carter, Assistant Entertainment Editor

October 17, 2018

Till Frederic Bernhardt is a sophomore international student from Germany who is visiting Jackson Prep.  Till, who is fluent in German and English, is staying with the family of Jack and Louie Gatlin for two weeks, and leaves on the 18th of October. His parents have professional connections to the Gatlins. The family also...

New Teacher Profile: Mary Kelly Branning

New Teacher Profile: Mary Kelly Branning

By Rosy Ruffin and Sarah Herring

October 17, 2018

After having been a Prep student, teacher, and parent, Mary Kelly Branning is back and she says it is better than ever. Ms. Branning graduated from Prep in 1994. From there, she attended the University of Mississippi and Mississippi College, where she got her Bachelor of Arts in English. Ms....

New Teacher Profile: Donald Regan

New Teacher Profile: Donald Regan

By Bennett Carter, Sentry Staff

October 12, 2018

Donald Regan is a new teacher at Prep this year, but he brings years of educational experience. Mr. Regan teaches engineering for 8th grade, marketing for 10-12th grades, and has a 9th grade advisory. Before he taught at Prep, he taught business and coached soccer and softball at McComb High...

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