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Junior high building renovations begin

Junior high building renovations begin

From Issue 10
By Hannah Polk, Staff Writer May 25, 2021

With the announcement of the remodeling of the junior high building, both students and staff were excited for the prospect of new updates and classroom improvements. However, in order to have the...

Class of ‘21 says farewell

Class of ‘21 says farewell

From Issue 10
By Jane Hurst, Managing Editor May 24, 2021

On Sunday May 16, the Jackson Prep class of 2021 graduated at Trustmark Park. This marks Prep’s second year of using this venue as a COVID-19 safe gathering place, as opposed to the usual Thalia...

Haze Clayton, 9th, reading to Mason Deas(9th) Lilly Luckett(9th), Tyler Collins(10th) as they study French

Classes squeeze in last bits before year ends

From Issue 10
By Sarah Headley and Hart Maley May 18, 2021

Teachers in the junior high have been working on ways to wrap up the school year before exams. In the 7th grade, Ms. Cado’s class did a presentation on religions around the world. Each student had...

Prom King Cass Rutledge and Prom Queen Sarah Herring.

Prom provides relief to end-of-year stress

From Issue 9
By Lauren Anne Smith, Editor-in-Chief April 27, 2021

Prom is one of the most memorable moments in all of high school, filled with flashing lights, booming music, and a crowded dance circle.  This year’s event was on April 1 at the Ivy, resuming after...

The Prep cast of

‘High School Musical’ soars onto Prep’s stage

From Issue 9
By Mary Kathryn Mason and Hannah Polk April 27, 2021

Despite the drawbacks Prep has seen this year due to Covid, the production of High School Musical premiered on Saturday, April 17. The musical hosted two shows on the 17th and two shows the following Monday...

Alex Roberson, Ty Use, Jake Mathews, and Cass Rutledge after winning second place in the MAIS.

Quiz bowl finishes competitive season

From Issue 9
By Joseph Watts, News Editor April 27, 2021

This year, quiz bowl at Jackson Prep thrived, with the team coming in the top 3 in every tournament they competed in.  The first tournament was the 2020 Old Capitol Bowl. The Old Capitol Bowl is...

Co-Chairman Charles Stephenson and Chairman Hunter Yelverton show off their Jackson Prep DU spirit at the recent cookout on Patriot Avenue.

Prep’s Ducks Unlimited claims national recognition

From Issue 9
By Hunter Yelverton April 21, 2021

The Jackson Prep Ducks Unlimited Varsity Chapter has had a very busy April. Between cookouts and national spotlights, Prep DU is moving into a new era of national recognition.  At the beginning...

Sentry staff, adviser win MSPA accolades

Sentry staff, adviser win MSPA accolades

By Jane Hurst, Managing Editor April 16, 2021

This year, the Mississippi Scholastic Press Association held its annual awards ceremony virtually via a pre-recorded program. The Sentry was well represented in categories spanning from graphics to...

Students engage in a tug-of-war on a beautiful day at the ninth grade retreat.

Retreat gives freshmen a break

By Mary Kathryn Mason and Hannah Polk April 13, 2021

With the hardships many students have faced with the Covid-19 restrictions this year, it has become difficult to find a moment of enjoyment. Determined to give the Class of 2024 a good time, the Leadership...

The garden after the work was done

Tenth grade class cleans local garden for service project

From Issue 8
By Jake Mathews, Staff Writer March 25, 2021

Tenth-grade class President Ian Underwood promised during his campaign that he would organize an outstanding class service project to help the community and to bring the grade together, and he definitely...

The city's water system recently went to the point of failure and beyond.

Jackson’s water crisis

From Issue 8
By Tanner Gough, Editor March 25, 2021

February’s winter storm had more of an impact than just power outages and icy roads. It crippled the city of Jackson’s water system to the point of widespread loss of pressure and a citywide boil water...

Junior Hali Hollman goes scuba diving.

Students make the best of their Spring Break

From Issue 8
By Cass Rutledge, Opinion Editor March 24, 2021

Marking one year since COVID-19 lockdowns and remote learning, students this year have resumed normal Spring Break activities.  The members of Jackson Prep’s senior high show choir, Reveillon,...

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