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Prep students play major roles at Youth Legislature

Prep students play major roles at Youth Legislature

By Tanner Gough, Editor-in-Chief

November 18, 2019

Mid-November always brings a time of excitement for Jackson Prep students interested in government. It is during this time that the Mississippi Youth Legislature convenes, bringing high school students from around the state together to downtown Jackson for a few days of immersive experiences in g...

Students vote in gubernatorial mock election

Students vote in gubernatorial mock election

By Maggie Boswell, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

On Thursday, October 24th, a governor mock election was offered to students in grades tenth through twelfth at Jackson Prep.  The event is organized by current secretary of state, Delbert Hosemann, under the program, “Promote the Vote”, which provides hands-on learning for the future voters of Missis...

President Trump holds “Keep America Great” rally in Tupelo

President Trump holds “Keep America Great” rally in Tupelo

By Cass Rutledge, Opinion Editor

November 7, 2019

On November 1, thousands of people packed outside of BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo for a “Keep America Great” rally ahead of Mississippi’s election day. Hours before Air Force One landed, vendors set up kiosks selling off-brand Trump merchandise; Lt. Governor Tate Reeves made his round of television...

Students hear that “freedom comes at a cost”

Students hear that “freedom comes at a cost”

By Dylan Burkhalter and Julia Stradinger

October 30, 2019

Ms. Karen Vaughn, the mother of a former navy seal, has traveled around the world for eight years sharing her powerful story. Jackson Prep’s staff and students had the opportunity to hear her speak on October 23rd during a schoolwide forum. The minute she began talking, it became evident that Karen was a powerful speaker, with gre...

“Check” out chess club

“Check” out chess club

By Gavin Mullins, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Although there is some disagreement to whether or not chess is an actual sport, its popularity rate is growing rapidly at Jackson Prep as though it is one. One would be hard pressed not to notice the large number of people playing chess in Dr. Smith’s room during the lunch period. Dr. Smith encourages new people...

‘Catch Me If You Can’ cons its way on stage

‘Catch Me If You Can’ cons its way on stage

By Lily Flowers, Photography Editor

October 24, 2019

This year, Jackson Prep’s fall musical is Catch Me If You Can and is being directed by Ms. Anna Griffin. Ms. Griffin is assisted by Ms. Thiel who is involved with actor blocking and Ms. Brumfield who is the music director. Catch Me If You Can is a comedy set in the 1960s and is based on one of the m...

OUTSIDE THE PREP BUBBLE: US-China trade war

OUTSIDE THE PREP BUBBLE: US-China trade war

By Hannah Grace Biggs, Copy Editor

October 18, 2019

“ 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...

Adjustment to school schedule brings longer activity period

Adjustment to school schedule brings longer activity period

By John Henry Andress, Managing Editor

October 17, 2019

In response to students and teachers, the school is taking 5 minutes from junior high lunch and 5 mins from senior high lunch to make a 32 minute activity period in the morning.  In the senior high, the students will use this time as an activity period, and in the junior high, the students will ...

Youngest students win “USA” dress-up competition

Youngest students win “USA” dress-up competition

By Margaret Oliver and Lulu Kellum

October 4, 2019

To encourage student participation in pep rallies, the junior high student council came up with a way to get grades more involved. The junior high football team played Oak Forest on Thursday, and the theme of that day’s pep rally was “USA.” The student council had an idea to have a battle betw...

Précis reveals long-awaited annual

Précis reveals long-awaited annual

By John Henry Andress, Managing Editor

September 30, 2019

Précis released the latest edition of the yearbook on the 16th of August to all of last year’s students. Ms. Anna Griffin, the Précis sponsor, was pleased with how the yearbook came together and is very proud of how hard the staff worked on this issue. Ms. Griffin said that “our biggest satis...

Mindprints XI brings poetry to the masses

Mindprints XI brings poetry to the masses

By Alex Roberson, Graphics Editor

September 27, 2019

A year of hard work has finally been completed with the release of Mindprints XI. Students gathered on Patriot Avenue for doughnuts and poetry as Junior High staff members distributed this year’s issue of the art and literary magazine. The magazine is written by junior high students and pr...

Night of Knights: Homecoming ‘19

Night of Knights: Homecoming ‘19

By Aubrey Scott Moak and Mara Liston

September 27, 2019

Homecoming week is one of the most highly anticipated times of the year at Jackson Prep, and 2019 was no exception. Jackson Prep’s students traveled back to the medieval times for this year’s homecoming theme, and school spirit was at an all time high as the homecoming game drew closer. The week consisted o...

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