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Students to tour Ole Miss and Mississippi State

Students to tour Ole Miss and Mississippi State

By John Henry Andress, Managing Editor

February 4, 2020

This spring, Jackson Prep will facilitate two college tour visits: one to Mississippi State and another to Ole Miss. However, many of these details are still subject to change due to scheduling issues, and the final details will be posted once everything is finalized between these two universities and...

Pacers perform at Disney

Pacers perform at Disney

By Sayley Crawford and Aubrey Scott Moak

February 4, 2020

This January, the Jackson Prep Pacers had a once in a lifetime opportunity to perform in Disney Springs. They departed for Orlando on a Wednesday in their matching t-shirts excited to experience the magic of Disney. Before departing on Wednesday, the Pacers had to perfect their dance. The average Pacer...

OUTSIDE THE PREP BUBBLE: Tensions flare between US, Iran, and Iraq

OUTSIDE THE PREP BUBBLE: Tensions flare between US, Iran, and Iraq

By Hannah Grace Biggs, Copy Editor

February 4, 2020

“Outside the Prep Bubble” is a recurring column discussing an important current event each month that affects not only Jackson, Mississippi but the rest of the United States and the world. The purpose of this column is to expose students to events occurring outside of Jackson Prep and explain the i...

Tryouts, performances set for “To Kill A Mockingbird”

Tryouts, performances set for “To Kill A Mockingbird”

By Elizabeth Kellum, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

To Kill a Mockingbird, the play, is based on the famous book by Harper Lee, and will be put on at Jackson Prep on April 26th, 27th, and 28th. Auditions will be held on February 4th and 5th. To sign up to audition go to the Jackson Prep website. There are roles for all grades, 6th-12th. Anyone can be...

Enrich MS coming to Prep for vaping summit

Enrich MS coming to Prep for vaping summit

By Mayrant Gonwa, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

Enrich Mississippi, founded by Jill Gordon, is a nonprofit organization focussing on different categories to help better the youth in our community. Jill started Enrich MS because of an experience her son had at his school. She went to the principal and made clear how it was not the faculty’s fault...

Chess team places 2nd in state

Chess team places 2nd in state

By Selby Ireland and Joseph Watts

January 29, 2020

On Saturday, January 25th, the Jackson Prep’s Chess Club competed at the Mississippi Chess Association’s Scholastic Team Chess Championship. Prep brought three teams: a senior high A-team, a senior high reserve team, and a junior high team. The senior high A-team finished second in the champi...

Inky Johnson speaks to students about not giving up

Inky Johnson speaks to students about not giving up

By Joseph Watts, News Editor

January 22, 2020

  On January 16th, inspirational speaker Inky Johnson came to speak to students as part of the Global Leadership Institute’s forum speakers.  Inky Johnson was a defensive back for the University of Tennessee football team until he was injured in a game against Air Force in 2006. A ta...

Head of Junior High, Ms. Trudy Powers, to retire

Head of Junior High, Ms. Trudy Powers, to retire

By Lilly Noble, Features Editor

January 17, 2020

At the Junior High staff meeting on the morning of November 12, Ms. Trudy Powers announced that she will end her many years at Jackson Prep by retiring in the spring.  Ms. Powers has been a part of the Prep Family for the past 38 years, and she has served in many aspects of the school. Her work at...

Pursuit brings fellowship and worship to campus

Pursuit brings fellowship and worship to campus

By John Henry Andress, Managing Editor

January 16, 2020

Pursuit, a three day worship series lead by students, was held on January eighth through tenth. It was a time to grow closer to the Lord and pursue a relationship with him, which is where the name originates. The series was made possible through the leadership of upperclassmen and the lead speaker, Johnathon...

Prep welcomes Inky Johnson to Jackson

Prep welcomes Inky Johnson to Jackson

By Mason Nichols, Sports Editor

January 15, 2020

The newest addition to the Global Leadership Institute’s lineup of forum speakers may just be the best. On January 16, Prep welcomes Inky Johnson, a respected inspirational speaker and mentor to youth. Johnson uses his extensive athletic background, including his career as a defensive back on the Univ...

Précis Pageant: Holidays In Hollywood

Précis Pageant: Holidays In Hollywood

By Lilly Noble, Features Editor

December 17, 2019

On the evening of Monday December 9, Jackson Prep was taken to Hollywood for the yearbook’s annual fundraiser, the. This event has been long awaited by students and parents alike. This night is especially exciting for the seniors because they are honored with multiple awards, and the beauties and...

OUTSIDE THE PREP BUBBLE: The strange case of Jeffrey Epstein

OUTSIDE THE PREP BUBBLE: The strange case of Jeffrey Epstein

By Hannah Grace Biggs, Copy Editor

December 17, 2019

On August 10, 2019,  American financer Jeffrey Epstein, charged with one count of sex trafficking of a minor and one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, was found dead in his jail cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. Originally ruled a suicide by a New York city medi...

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