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Externships coming to Prep curriculum

By Eloise Moore

June 8, 2018


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Next year’s new senior high schedule is going to bring many new changes to the daily school life. Of course, class times will be different and students will go to different classes on different days.  With new changes comes new opportunities. The new schedule has given Prep the chance to offer student...

Junior Seminar to debut for Class of 2020

By Olivia Moore

June 8, 2018


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Junior Seminar will be a new required class for eleventh grade students next year.  The class will take one semester to complete, and there will be about sixty students enrolled in the class per semester.   Students will rotate between one large group and several smaller groups of fifteen to twenty p...

Graduation Day comes for Class of 2018

Graduation Day comes for Class of 2018

By Stewart McCullough

May 26, 2018


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The Jackson Prep class of 2018 graduated on Thursday, March 24th at Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson, Mississippi. Friends and family packed the venue to capacity as they watched seniors become Jackson Prep alumni. Graduation day began with a class brunch at The South in downtown Jackson. The highlights o...

Prep students recognized with Scholastic Art Awards

Prep students recognized with Scholastic Art Awards

By Carter Stockett

May 25, 2018


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The Scholastic Art Awards has recognized youths for their creativity and talents in the field of Art since 1923. Each year the program continues to grow and more teenagers become involved and participate in the program, which is not only for artists but for poets, photographers, writers, and filmmakers...

Band wraps up another successful year

Band wraps up another successful year

By Anna Stack

May 25, 2018


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With 22 members, the Jackson Prep band has had one of its best years yet. Taking part in many festivals, the band has competed for high ratings rather than a win or a loss. They received superior ratings in marching at the concert festival this year. Senior member Jennings Duncan said, “The band...

Prep’s Class of 2018 – Who’s Going Where

Prep’s Class of 2018 – Who’s Going Where

By Tynes Carroll

May 24, 2018


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Macey Abraham  Mississippi State University John Ahanatou Univeristy of Mississippi Emme Aldridge Mississippi State University Quincy Anderson  Mississippi State University Avery Andress  University of Mississippi Shelby Andress  The University of Alabama Seth Bailey Mississi...

Physiology Fair highlights fitness

Physiology Fair highlights fitness

By Camp Carter

May 17, 2018


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The Jackson Prep Senior High recently hosted a Physiology Fair featuring the projects of the kinesthesiology class taught by Coach Meredith Lang outside the Fortenberry theater. All 84 of her students got into groups of two to three and presented their posters highlighting their fitness-focused p...

International Day celebrated at Prep

International Day celebrated at Prep

By Charles Stephenson

May 17, 2018


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International Day was held on April 11 in the gym. This day celebrated many different countries throughout the world. Booths filled with snacks, images, and items from their represented country were in the gymnasium from 10 am - 2 pm. Volunteers dressed in clothing from their country, gave out food, o...

Campus to remain busy throughout summer

Campus to remain busy throughout summer

May 17, 2018


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Just because the school year is ending doesn’t mean the events are. Every summer, Prep hosts a great array of events, classes, clinics, and other activities for all grades and age groups, and this summer is no exception. For the summer of 2018 you can expect to see many of the same camps that o...

Juuling may be on the rise, but it’s still hazardous

Juuling may be on the rise, but it’s still hazardous

By Tanner Gough

May 17, 2018


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A controversial new trend is sweeping through high schools across the country, including potentially right here at Jackson Prep. It is known as “juuling,” which sounds quite odd to someone seeing it for the first time. Juuling, simply put, is another form of vaping. It works in the same way vapin...

Brandon Amphitheater opens

Brandon Amphitheater opens

By Aubrey Scott Moak

May 1, 2018


Filed under Around Town, News

In the heart of Brandon, Mississippi, lies a brand new venue:  the Quarry. Fully equipped with a new nature trail, dog park, baseball facility, and amphitheatre, this 250 acres is sure to draw many families to the area. The idea for the venue sparked as a group of like-minded individuals sought  a ...

NHS takes on San Fran

NHS takes on San Fran

By Preston Dubberly and Henley Johnson

April 30, 2018


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Jackson Prep’s National Honors Society recently took sixteen students to San Francisco, California for an educational and exciting vacation April 18-22.  The chaperones on this trip were sponsor, Lou Ann McKibben and Anna Griffin. Although the trip was short, it was jam packed with tons of walkin...

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