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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...

Sentry staff, adviser win MSPA accolades

Sentry staff, adviser win MSPA accolades

By Jane Hurst, Managing Editor April 16, 2021

This year, the Mississippi Scholastic Press Association held its annual awards ceremony virtually via a pre-recorded program. The Sentry was well represented in categories spanning from graphics to...

Students engage in a tug-of-war on a beautiful day at the ninth grade retreat.

Retreat gives freshmen a break

By Mary Kathryn Mason and Hannah Polk April 13, 2021

With the hardships many students have faced with the Covid-19 restrictions this year, it has become difficult to find a moment of enjoyment. Determined to give the Class of 2024 a good time, the Leadership...

The garden after the work was done

Tenth grade class cleans local garden for service project

From Issue 8
By Jake Mathews, Staff Writer March 25, 2021

Tenth-grade class President Ian Underwood promised during his campaign that he would organize an outstanding class service project to help the community and to bring the grade together, and he definitely...

The city's water system recently went to the point of failure and beyond.

Jackson’s water crisis

From Issue 8
By Tanner Gough, Editor March 25, 2021

February’s winter storm had more of an impact than just power outages and icy roads. It crippled the city of Jackson’s water system to the point of widespread loss of pressure and a citywide boil water...

Junior Hali Hollman goes scuba diving.

Students make the best of their Spring Break

From Issue 8
By Cass Rutledge, Opinion Editor March 24, 2021

Marking one year since COVID-19 lockdowns and remote learning, students this year have resumed normal Spring Break activities.  The members of Jackson Prep’s senior high show choir, Reveillon,...

This event is about to shift on your clock.

Time to spring forward into Daylight Saving Time

By Selby Ireland, Opinion Editor March 11, 2021

On Sunday, March 14, right after the start of spring break, Americans all across the country will be turning their clocks forward one hour ending the current half year of Daylight Standard Time, and...

English teacher Ms. Kathryn Shuff receives her COVID-19 vaccination in Prep's Lyceum.

Faculty, staff receive COVID-19 vaccine on campus

By The Sentry I Class March 10, 2021

This story was researched, reported, written, photographed, and edited by the Sentry I introductory journalism class period on Wednesday, March 10. All class members present participated. On Thursday,...

Next school year to bring changes to tuition

Next school year to bring changes to tuition

From Issue 7
By John Henry Andress, Editor March 9, 2021

As Prep enters into 2021, the school has decided to make considerable changes to the tuition costs for the upcoming school year. Instead of an increase, grades 8-12 will remain at the same cost as...

Bookends starts new chapter

Bookends starts new chapter

From Issue 7
By Lauren Anne Smith, Editor March 8, 2021

Bookends is a mentorship program where seniors are paired up with sixth graders; the purpose is to strengthen the bond between the two grades that are entering Prep and graduating.  As the year wraps...

History of Mardi Gras

History of Mardi Gras

From Issue 7
By Hannah Polk, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

We all know of the few weeks in mid-February to March that are filled with parades, beads, and colorful festivities. Mardi Gras is widely celebrated around the south, but few people know the origin or...

Ducks Unlimited hosts annual fundraising banquet

Ducks Unlimited hosts annual fundraising banquet

From Issue 6
By John Henry Andress, Editor February 10, 2021

Jackson Prep’s Ducks Unlimited chapter held their annual fundraising banquet on January 13. While the amount of money raised is not publicly announced yet, it will soon be compared to Jackson Academy’s...

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