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Student Profile: Khue Tran

Student Profile: Khue Tran

December 17, 2014


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      For the first 16 years of her life,  Khue Tran lived in Vietnam, spoke Vietnamese, and watched “futball,” yet she now attends Jackson Prep. Khue moved to Huntsville, Alabama before her junior year and had to learn to speak a new language, live in a new culture, and go to school from a...

Christmas in Jackson

Christmas in Jackson

December 15, 2014


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Christmas in the South is a wonderful time of year. Living in the “Bible Belt," many of the celebrations are religious based as opposed to the secular theme that many times is the focus of the holiday season. Here in Jackson, we take pride in celebrated this awesome time of the year by displaying...

Student Profile: Kennedi Pass

Student Profile: Kennedi Pass

November 18, 2014


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Kennedi Pass is a sophomore at Jackson Prep. She runs the hurdles and pole vaults for the track team. Her favorite activities include running, yoga, painting, cooking, and hanging out with her friends. After school, she says loves to spend time with Jeremy Morgan, who is a current senior at Prep. Kennedi...

Teacher Profile: Leah Heath

Teacher Profile: Leah Heath

November 14, 2014


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Ms. Leah Heath is the college prep Chemistry I teacher for the tenth grade. She grew up local, here in Jackson, MS, and attended Murrah High School. Ms. Heath explained that her favorite classes in high school were chemistry (shocker) and English. Her most influential figure that inspired her to pursue...

New Teacher Profile: Ms. Kimberly Reedy

New Teacher Profile: Ms. Kimberly Reedy

October 20, 2014


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Ms. Kimberly Reedy grew up in McComb, MS. and attended the University of Southern Mississippi. Ms. Reedy majored in English and later obtained M. Ed with emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction and Secondary English with a minor in Latin. She previously taught English at Ecole Classiques in Metari...

Student Profile: William Garrard, The Model, Rapper, Athlete, and Gentleman

Student Profile: William Garrard, The Model, Rapper, Athlete, and Gentleman

October 14, 2014


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William Garrard is a junior at Jackson Prep. He is a returning athlete on the varsity football team who says, “I enjoy playing football because I get cool scars.” William attended St. Andrew’s from kindergarten through sixth grade. He came to Prep in seventh grade. He is about to become an ...

From Issue 2: Walker Wilbanks Tribute

From Issue 2: Walker Wilbanks Tribute

October 8, 2014


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These two pages were the center spread of Issue 2. ...

Alumni Profile: Tom Rice, Movie Producer, Brings Films Back Home

Alumni Profile:  Tom Rice, Movie Producer, Brings Films Back Home

October 7, 2014


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As far back as he can remember, 1992 Prep graduate Tom Rice has always wanted to work with movies. Rice was born in Jackson, where he attended Prep from seveneth to twelfth grade. He then went to New York to study film. Rice lives in Los Angeles, CA and is a producer and founder of Sycamore Pictures. As a producer, Tom has many responsibilities. A produc...

Spirit Dance Team Keeps Junior High Energetic

Spirit Dance Team Keeps Junior High Energetic

September 29, 2014


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The Spirit Dance Team of 2014-2015 has flourished under the captains Elly Lamb, Miriam Box, and Anne Clark Harvey. “I love having leadership and getting to know all the sweet girls!” says Miriam Box.  The captains make up the dances preformed at pep rallies and games. They also encourage the other...

“The Highway” Leads To Prep

“The Highway” Leads To Prep

September 16, 2014


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[slideshow_deploy id='1347'] Each week “The Highway,” which is broadcast on SiriusXM, picks a high school to feature as their Highway High.  Jackson Prep was chosen out of 1,000 high schools around the South and is featured as the school for the third week of September. "The Highway" airs on...

Speech and Debate Team Launches Into Season

Speech and Debate Team Launches Into Season

September 16, 2014


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As we enter the 2014-2015 debate season, Mr. Richard Younce is in his second year sponsoring Prep's Debate Team. Mr. Younce, a Prep alumnus, was a teacher at Prep from 1994-2002, then returned 2 years ago and was asked to be the sponsor for the Debate team. Debate is open to students in grad...

New Teacher Profile: Dr. Christopher Shelt

New Teacher Profile: Dr. Christopher Shelt

September 12, 2014


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Dr. Christopher Shelt is entering his first year at Jackson Prep as the director of Camerata.  Camerata is a new after-school vocal program that meets on Tuesday nights. Shelt describes Camerata as an “advanced performing vocal ensemble that exists to balance and enrich the tapestry of vocal music...

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