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Students spend spring break in England and Scotland

Students spend spring break in England and Scotland

By Lilly Noble, Features Editor

April 1, 2020

Prep juniors and sophomores traveled across the pond March 3rd through 11th for the England/Scotland spring break trip.  The students flew over night, arrived in London in the morning, and immediately dove into their day. They met their tour guide, Emma, who would be with them for the whole trip....

Sentry staff wins statewide journalism prizes

Sentry staff wins statewide journalism prizes

By Lauren Anne Smith, Managing Editor

April 1, 2020

The Mississippi Scholastic Press Association is the major organization for student journalism and publication in the state. Each year, it holds a “Best of Mississippi” contest to honor the best scholastic journalism Mississippi has to offer. Prizes in the yearbook and literary magazine portions ...

Prom is cancelled; now what?

Prom is cancelled; now what?

By Lauren Anne Smith, Managing Editor

March 31, 2020

On the afternoon of Thursday, March 19th, the juniors and seniors received the dreadful email from Dr. Luke Nealey informing the student body that prom was officially canceled. The prom, an annual junior-senior event, had been scheduled for April 9 at Duling Hall in Fondren. Ms. Laura Hepner, the stude...

United States now the epicenter of coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19 update 3/28/20)

United States now the epicenter of coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19 update 3/28/20)

By Hannah Grace Biggs, Copy Editor

March 28, 2020

The CDC page on COVID-19 cases in the United States is updated daily at noon, Monday through Friday. CDC statistics taken from 3/27/20 update. The United States of America has surpassed both Italy and China as the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, reaching over 85,300 confirmed cases of the virus acc...

Bonjour, and bon voyage, the French Club travels to (pre-COVID) Canada!

Bonjour, and bon voyage, the French Club travels to (pre-COVID) Canada!

By Dax Murphy, Entertainment Editor

March 27, 2020

On the early morning of Friday, February 21st, 12 French students arrived at the Jackson Airport ready to venture to the great country to our north: Canada. The group left the Jackson airport en route to their connecting flight in Atlanta at 7:00 a.m.  After a long day’s travel, the group arriv...

Luke 14 Dinner brings people together with food and faith

Luke 14 Dinner brings people together with food and faith

By John Henry Andress, Managing Editor

March 24, 2020

On Friday, February 21st, First Presbyterian Church hosted a Luke 14 Dinner, which included inviting the families of those with mental or physical disabilities for a dinner. The volunteers for the event could have many different jobs, including being a buddy for different people with unique mental or ph...

Statewide shelter in place order issued as Mississippi hits 1,000+ cases of COVID-19 (UPDATED 4/3)

Statewide shelter in place order issued as Mississippi hits 1,000+ cases of COVID-19 (UPDATED 4/3)

By Joseph Watts, News Editor

March 23, 2020

COVID-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus, has struck Mississippi head on. As of April 1st, there have been 1,177 reported cases of the virus in Mississippi and 26 deaths, spanning 78 of the 82 counties. The number of reported cases has been increasing rapidly over the last few days due to an increase ...

COVID-19 crisis continues nationally and internationally (COVID-19 update 3/20/2020)

COVID-19 crisis continues nationally and internationally (COVID-19 update 3/20/2020)

By Hannah Grace Biggs, Copy Editor

March 20, 2020

The CDC page on COVID-19 cases in the United States is updated daily at noon, Monday through Friday. As of March 20, 2020, all states in the United States of America have reported confirmed cases of coronavirus COVID-19. The total number of reported confirmed cases is 15,219, and the death toll in...

School shifts to remote learning due to coronavirus

School shifts to remote learning due to coronavirus

By John Henry Andress and Tanner Gough

March 20, 2020

As the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has spread around the world, health organizations, such as the Center for Disease Control, have recommended that large gatherings be suspended for multiple weeks, and school campuses are being closed across the nation, Jackson Prep included. For students, ...

Jackson Prep hosts Daughters of Job special needs pageant

Jackson Prep hosts Daughters of Job special needs pageant

By John Henry Andress, Managing Editor

February 21, 2020

On February 15, Jackson Prep hosted a special needs pageant, called the Daughters of Job. This event was made possible with the help of Ms. Headley’s Service Learning class and Ms. Mallard’s Pathfinding class, along with many student volunteers. These students volunteered their time to help run the event, whe...

Coronavirus outbreak cancels visit from sister school

Coronavirus outbreak cancels visit from sister school

By Wayne Hsieh and Olivia Moore

February 20, 2020

With over 70,000 people infected and no definitive cure, the coronavirus is becoming more and more dangerous. Every day, thousands of people are diagnosed with the virus. Although there are currently no confirmed cases in Mississippi, the virus has certainly impacted us.  Prep’s sister school from Taizhou, Zhejiang provi...

Close call for Prep as Pearl River floods

Close call for Prep as Pearl River floods

By Tanner Gough, Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2020

As if the rains from this past fall were not enough, 2020 brought nearly 20 inches of rain to Jackson’s already-saturated soil and finally sent the Pearl River over its banks. The February 17 crest of 36.67 feet, the third-highest in recorded history, sent water into areas it has not been in in 37...

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