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The Life and Death of Queen Elizabeth II

The Life and Death of Queen Elizabeth II

By Riley Spivey, Editor in Chief September 8, 2022

On September 8, 2022, Buckingham Palace announced the death of Queen Elizabeth II, who passed at age 96. She was born April 2, 1926 and ascended the throne on February 2, 1952 after the death of her father....

One School, Many Books turns the page on summer reading

“One School, Many Books” turns the page on summer reading

By Baty Newman, News & Features Editor September 8, 2022

Prep’s annual “One School Many Books” event happened during activity period on Tuesday, September 6. Middle schoolers and upper schoolers alike clamored to the front of their respective buildings...

Water covers the Prep soccer field

Water creeps on campus as Pearl River rises

By Sentry I Class August 29, 2022

As students arrived on the Prep campus on Monday, they found that the river had beaten them there. Areas near the baseball and soccer facilities, as well as parts of the back campus, were under varying...

Edward Wilson, dressed  for success at the National Speech & Debate Tournament

Wilson advances to national debate finals

August 12, 2022

Rising Prep senior Edward Wilson made the Finals of Congressional House Debate at the National Speech & Debate Association (“NSDA”) National Championships. Over 4800 students from almost 1200...

Locker buddies!

Changes big and small greet returning students

From Issue 1
By Anna Cate Hays August 12, 2022

With the 2022-2023 school year starting, some things will remain the same, but a number of things will change.  It is no secret that the ninth grade is joining the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth...

TOP L-R: Mr. Doug Goodwin (head football coach), Ms. Donna Goodwin (art), Ms. Leslie Buckley (Director of Dyslexia Services/6th grade), Ms. Lauren Markle (I.T. support/head volleyball coach/entrepreneurship), Ms. Joanna Dieckman (Spanish), Ms. Valerie Abraham (French), Mr. Joshua Glidewell (basketball/financial management), Mr. Bill Richardson (applied science)
BOTTOM L-R: Ms. Leslie Decker (art), Ms. Ginny Futvoye (art), Ms. Missy Davidson (science), Ms. Erin Mathews (6th grade), Ms. Allison Hurley (Middle School administrative assistant), Ms. Mimi Bailey (5th grade)
INSET: Ms. Emily Garner (Director of Branding and Marketing)

New Faculty Faces

August 12, 2022

Click on names to see individual profiles

Jackson garbage dispute plagues the capital city

By Jake Mathews, News & Features Editor April 28, 2022

The City of Jackson has recently had a real problem on its hands: who is going to pick up the trash. The city’s contract with Waste Management expired on March 31. With the City Council unable to...

Prep student media shines in MSPA contest

Prep student media shines in MSPA contest

March 31, 2022

On Wednesday, March 30, the Mississippi Scholastic Press Association announced the news publication, broadcast, podcast, and streaming finalists and winners from its annual Best of Mississippi contest....

Prep senior Joseph Slack welcomes his mother, Amanda, to her new job.

Amanda Slack named Head of Lower School

From Issue 7
By Anna Blaire Bryant, News and Features Editor March 9, 2022

As Lower School plans have been rolling out, many have been wondering who will be the Head of the Elementary School. On March 9, Head of School Lawrence Coco was thrilled to  announce that Ms....

Prep unwraps plans for elementary school

Prep unwraps plans for elementary school

Fifth grade to start next year, Pre-K-fourth grade in 2023-2024
By Jane Hurst and Hannah Polk December 8, 2021

Just in time for the holiday season, Head of School Lawrence Coco has a spectacular announcement for the Jackson Prep community: Prep will soon have an elementary school. The school announced on December...

Co-Governor Jeffrey Jordan(12) and future Governor Sakshi Kuara

Youth legislature back in session in Jackson

Prep picks up its fourth governor in a row
By Jane Hurst, Editor-in-Chief November 23, 2021

From November 11 to 13th, seventeen delegates, representing the sophomore, junior, and senior classes, headed downtown for the Lead Mississippi Youth Legislature conference. In 2020, the conference...

Sentry staff members at the MSPA conference

Publications staffs attend scholastic statewide conference

By Anna Blaire Bryant, News & Features Editor November 3, 2021

On Monday, November 1, members of Jackson Prep’s publication staffs and their advisers went on a trip to the 75th annual MSPA convention hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg....

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