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No arguing this: Speech and Debate is lots of work

No arguing this: Speech and Debate is lots of work

By Mary Virginia Baldwin

November 16, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Arguing for sport may seem simple to some, but travel with Jackson Prep’s Speech and Debate team for a competition one weekend and you might feel differently. The team began their season in September and will continue into April, and possibly June. The team is sponsored by Mr. Richard Younce and c...

Quiz bowl flourishes in senior and junior high

Quiz bowl flourishes in senior and junior high

By Camp Carter

November 16, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Both of Jackson Prep’s Quiz Bowl teams are under new sponsorship. The duties of a sponsor are to host weekly practices, arrange Quiz Bowl competitions, and get students to and from competitions.  Mr. Kevin Robichaux sponsors the Junior High team, and Ms. Alix Zachow sponsors the Senior High team. Quiz...

“Crucible” Museum explores play, Puritans, persecution

“Crucible” Museum explores play, Puritans, persecution

By Henley Johnson

November 14, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

This year’s annual museum project for Ms. Anna Griffin’s 11th grade AP students was focused around the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller. This play is set in Puritan times during the Salem Witch Trials in Massachusetts, so each project is based around this topic, or topics related to the social...

“Youth Leg” participants argue, vote, and legislate

“Youth Leg” participants argue, vote, and legislate

By Tynes Carroll

November 13, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The 58th assembly of the Mississippi Youth Legislature took place Wednesday, November 8th through Saturday the 11th in downtown Jackson, MS. Nearly 500 students from across the state joined together at the Jackson Marriott for this assembly. Jackson Prep was responsible for bringing 46 students and 3 ...

Performing Arts students take on the Big Apple

Performing Arts students take on the Big Apple

By Preston Dubberly

November 8, 2017


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On Thursday, November 4, thirteen students involved in the Performing Arts at Jackson Prep, Showchoir Director Mr. Mitchell McGinnis, and Director of Patriot Singers Ms. Temperance Jones traveled to New York City for an enjoyable weekend.   On this trip, students had the opportunity to attend a ...

Dead return to party on Patriot Avenue

Dead return to party on Patriot Avenue

By Sayley Crawford and Aubrey Scott Moak

October 31, 2017


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  El Dia de los Muertos, also referred to as The Day of the Dead, is a holiday with roots in Mexico. Each year, Day of the Dead is celebrated on the 1st and 2nd of November in many Spanish-speaking countries. These two days are used to honor the death of loved ones and to celebrate th...

Prep lit mags score at 2017 MSPA fall convention

Prep lit mags score at 2017 MSPA fall convention

By Stewart McCullough

October 30, 2017


Filed under News

On Monday, October 30th, staff members from Earthwinds, Prep’s senior high literary magazine, Mindprints, the junior high literary magazine, Précis, Prep’s yearbook, and The Sentry all headed south for the Mississippi Scholastic Press Association's fall convention, held at the University Southern M...

Shark Tank nurtures student business ideas

Shark Tank nurtures student business ideas

By Madeline Claire Hughes

October 27, 2017


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Shark Tank is a project that Ms. Lou Ann McKibben's AP Senior Government and Economics class has been working on for about ten weeks. The project began in the summer during the month of July when every student had to submit a shark tank idea. The ideas were all put into a Google form that every studen...

“The Traveling Lady” could appeal to new performers as tryouts approach

“The Traveling Lady” could appeal to new performers as tryouts approach

By Stewart McCullough

October 26, 2017


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On February 23 and 24, Jackson Prep students will present Horton Foote’s The Traveling Lady, but this is no ordinary overall production. This production is a cross-curricular effort that spans across multiple departments. For instance, the English department will use The Traveling Lady and Of Mice and ...

Speaker encourages students to “live fearless” at Live Original event

Speaker encourages students to “live fearless” at Live Original event

By Mary Patton Murphy

October 24, 2017


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Last year, the 20 year old Duck Dynasty star Sadie Robertson organized a 16 city tour throughout the United States encouraging students “to live uniquely and to be the person God made you to be.” On October 19, Robertson’s “Live Original Tour” kicked off for its second year, and on October 22, it made ...

“Same Kind of Different As Me” premieres in Madison

“Same Kind of Different As Me” premieres in Madison

By Stewart McCullough and Elizabeth Downing

October 22, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, News

MADISON, MS - The long-awaited premiere of The Same Kind of Different As Me went down during a red carpet event at Malco Theatre in Madison on Thursday, October 19. This movie is based on the 2006 novel, Same Kind of Different as Me. The night began as Mississippi’s “Miss Hospitality” welcomed the general a...

Everybody cuts Footloose (The Musical)

Everybody cuts Footloose (The Musical)

By Tynes Carroll

October 20, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, News

Footloose: The Musical, Prep’s fall musical, is set to premiere on Saturday at 2 and 7pm, Monday at 7pm and an additional showing at 7pm Tuesday in the Fortenberry Theatre. Directed by Mr. Mitchell McGinnis, forty-six students are involved in the story of a Chicago boy who comes to a town where da...

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