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Service animals relieve first-week anxiety

Service animals relieve first-week anxiety

By Evans Reynolds, Staff Writer August 18, 2021

Upon Jackson Prep’s first week of school, numerous clubs throughout the school started to ramp up ideas for the year ahead. One in particular is the Jackson Prep Service Club. The Service Club is a high...

Junior high renovation completed in time for Day 1

Junior high renovation completed in time for Day 1

From Issue 1
By Olivia Patricia Smith August 16, 2021

As the last school year started to wind down, the renovations of the junior high were just starting. A week before exams started, junior high faculty, staff, and students moved to the senior high, so the...

A Prep summer camper shows off a weeks worth of art.

Happy campers spend time at Prep during summer

From Issue 1
By Lilly Grace Sites August 10, 2021

Even though school was not in session, the halls of Jackson Prep were still filled with students of all ages. Prep was able to host yet another successful five weeks of summer camps with activities for...

DEI comes to Prep

From Issue 1
By Mayrant Gonwa August 10, 2021

The Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion group at Prep, known as the DEI, was established in the spring of last year by Mr. Ryan Upshaw, the school’s Director of Diversity and Outreach. The goal of the...

One School, Many Books  on its way

One School, Many Books on its way

From Issue 1
By Edward Wilson August 10, 2021

Summer Reading; a perceived necessity of schools everywhere and a regarded bane of students all over. All professional educators know that summer vacation is the peak time for the mind to become mentally...

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 leaps into the air.

‘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...

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