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Class of 2019 prepares to exit

Class of 2019  prepares to exit

By Lilly Noble, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019


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The senior class of 2019 has taken their exams, cleaned out their lockers, and retrieved their caps and gowns in preparation for their graduation ceremony on May 23.  At this year’s Class Day, held on May 10th, seniors were recognized for their academic, athletic, and artistic accomplishments thr...

“A Star Is Born” night showcases Prep talent

“A Star Is Born” night showcases Prep talent

By Hannah Grace Biggs, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019


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Jackson Prep’s annual talent show, sponsored by Applause, was held on Monday April 15. The theme, A Star is Born, was inspired by the movie of the same name which was released 2018.  Mr. Mitchell McGinnis and Ms. Jessica Wilkinson, who were the MCs for the evening, opened the show by singing a ...

Student artist wins again with unique dress

Student artist wins again with unique dress

By Olivia Moore, Managing Editor

May 8, 2019


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Mary Noble Howard has proved that artistic inspiration can come from the unlikeliest places.   Last year, the Prep junio won the Project Rezway competition last year with her dress made of Mindprints magazine pages.  Her inspiration for that dress came from her experiences as the editor of the magazin...

National Honor Society takes in Boston

National Honor Society takes in Boston

By Lily Flowers, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019


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On March 27, the National Honor Society took a trip to Boston, Massachusetts and its surrounding areas. This trip was only open to juniors and seniors in the National Honor Society, however, students must have an average of a 93 or higher in all of their academic classes. During their four days of traveling, they vi...

Prep Fest a success despite bad weather

Prep Fest a success despite bad weather

By Bennett Carter, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019


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April 12 and 13 were busy and exciting days for Prep’s Parent and Teacher Association (the “PAT”). Prep Fest, the PAT’s annual fundraising weekend, was comprised of Friday evening’s Supper Soiree and Saturday’s Revolutionary Fair featuring the Battle of the Bands. Mrs. Milicent Crosby served...

“Father of the Bride” arrives this week

“Father of the Bride” arrives this week

By Victoria Chough, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019


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This year, Jackson Prep’s spring play is Father of the Bride and is directed by Mr. Kenneth McDade. As well as directing the spring play, Mr. McDade has also directed the school’s One Act competition show, along with teaching Drama I, Drama II, and Film.  Father of the Bride is a comedy about the chaotic planning ...

School hit with second wave of illnesses

School hit with second wave of illnesses

By Alex Gibbs, Copy Editor

April 18, 2019


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Most years, the typical season for the flu begins in October and stretches until roughly spring break, with January and February being the months that the flu affects the most people. This year, however, Jackson Prep has seen a sudden resurgence of the flu and other illnesses in the middle of April,...

Quiz Bowl class puts opponents in Jeopardy

Quiz Bowl class puts opponents in Jeopardy

By Sarah Herring, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


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Two year sponsor of the Quiz Bowl Team, Ms. Zachow works hard to prepare her class of thirteen to compete and various competitions throughout the school year. Recently, the 2019 quiz bowl team made it to the quarter finals in the science bowl at Mississippi University for Women.  They work hard during class competing in what t...

6th grade: inside the fishbowl

6th grade: inside the fishbowl

By Kennedy Dausman and Frances Heidelberg

April 15, 2019


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The sixth-grade program is a special program that has been at Prep since 2007. If parents are looking for a smaller class space for their sixth graders to be ready for Jackson Prep, the sixth-grade program is the best option for that.  The sixth graders get to take Language Arts, Mathematics, Sc...

What to expect at Prep Fest

What to expect at Prep Fest

By Bennett Carter, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019


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The PAT’s Prep Fest includes activities for everyone this weekend. Prep Fest kicks off Friday evening with Supper Soiree at the Westin Jackson. This event is for adults only and features a meal of blended French and southern culinary traditions prepared by Chef Nick Wallace. Throughout the dinner,...

Junior high legislators debate bills at JYA

Junior high legislators debate bills at JYA

By John Henry Andress, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019


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Junior Youth Assembly, a junior high version of Youth Legislature, made its return to Prep this year after an absence. This year’s group is led by English teacher Ms. Nancy Flowers. She was offered the position by Ms. Powers since the bills require a lot of writing, and she eagerly accepted. Ms...

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