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Reta Haire named new head of junior high

Reta Haire named new head of junior high

By Lilly Noble, Features Editor

May 29, 2020

Starting in the fall of the 2020-2021 school year, Ms. Reta Haire will become the new head of the junior high.  She has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Mississippi College and received an administration certification from Delta State University in 2013. Ms. Susan Lindsay, former head of...

The mysteries of North Korea now include leader’s health

The mysteries of North Korea now include leader’s health

By Hannah Grace Biggs, Copy Editor

May 19, 2020

April 15: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is notably absent from the celebration marking his grandfather’s birth, a celebration he has never before missed. Though Kim Jong-un has previously disappeared from the public eye for weeks at a time, his absence from the celebration along with the usual secrecy...

Strange senior year as Class of 2020 faces pandemic

Strange senior year as Class of 2020 faces pandemic

By John Henry Andress, Managing Editor

May 18, 2020

Through a string of emails over a few weeks, everything changed for the entire Prep community as the world shut down. All planned events, gatherings, sports, and other national events were cancelled, and Prep was not an exception. However, the students and teachers were still able to gather due t...

Fourth term goes remote due to coronavirus

When they couldn't be on campus, students could still be together, at least virtually.

By John Henry Andress, Managing Editor

May 18, 2020

Well, that escalated quickly. Tuesday, March 3: A Patriot Communication email is sent out to the Prep community that states information on how to prevent the spread of the coronavirus while emphasizing there is not yet a pandemic in the United States. Thursday, March 5: Students and faculty leave...

Students test virtual-reality physics classroom from home

Students test virtual-reality physics classroom from home

By Tanner Gough, Editor-In-Chief

May 14, 2020

Even while away from the Jackson Prep XR lab, seven students were able to take part in an experiment with the virtual reality technology, from the comfort of their own homes. The initiative, led by Ms. Meagan Vinson, Mr. Donald Regan, and Ms. Jane Zhu was an effort to see if holding classes ...

Quiz Bowl year in review: Victories and virtual tournaments

Quiz Bowl year in review: Victories and virtual tournaments

By Maggie Boswell, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

Quiz bowl is a great way to further your knowledge.  Within the past few years, quiz bowl has become a semester elective class, separate from the Prep team that competes in tournaments.  This year, Mr. Lain Hughes taught the class. Although Hughes had been the team sponsor years ago, this was his...

Student council elections are held online during pandemic

Student council elections are held online during pandemic

By Olivia Moore, Editor-in-Chief

May 12, 2020

Due to COVID-19 concerns, students haven’t been on the Jackson Prep campus since Spring Break.  As Student Council elections don’t happen until the very end of the school year, these elections have had to take place online Because of their inability to campaign in person, candidates have had to ...

The medical state of affairs: a scientific update on COVID-19

The medical state of affairs: a scientific update on COVID-19

By Hannah Grace Biggs, Copy Editor

May 11, 2020

Before the coronavirus was classified as a pandemic and became widespread in the United States, I interviewed Dr. Nolan, an infectious disease specialist at St. Dominic. That was about two months ago. In the short time since, COVID-19 has become a worldwide crisis and spread rapidly throughout the U...

Coffeehouse may be canceled, but Earthwinds still on the way

Coffeehouse may be canceled, but Earthwinds still on the way

By John Henry Andress, Managing Editor

May 11, 2020

As everything in our school has shifted to remote learning, student publications at the school had to follow suit. Earthwinds, the senior high’s literary magazine, has still been working to get their issue ready to distribute through the midst of this pandemic. Dr. Paul Smith, the sponsor for the ma...

Presidential elections don’t stop… even for a pandemic

Presidential elections don't stop... even for a pandemic

By Cass Rutledge, Opinion Editor

May 6, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has flipped everything upside down. Our lifestyles have been dramatically changed to doing online school and not being able to go out to eat. What would usually be on the forefront of the American people’s minds around this time is now in the background: the 2020 presidenti...

National Honor Society recognizes scholarship and more

National Honor Society Inductees:

Back row: Garner Watkins, Wayne Hsieh, Shivraj Kumar, Walker Headley, Patrick Faulk, Camp Carter, Owen Lundberg, Worth Hewitt, Jeffrey Jordan, Grayson Adams, Walker Craddock, Ty Usey, Barnes Lowry

3rd Row: Sam McMullan, Lance Carpenter, Gibson Brown, Joseph Ciaccio, Jake Vineyard, Landon Miller, Bennett Carter, Owen Abney, Mont Mitchell, Logan Huff, Sam Graves, Thomas Wasson, Ben Futvoye, Spencer Cole, Anna Clinton Lee, Emma Rose, Olivia Smith

2nd Row: Mary Robinson Coco, Andie Flatgard, Julia Stradinger, Ashley Mason, Caroline Yelverton, Ellyn Waits, Allee Hadden, Kayleigh Yung, Annie Jicka, Havens Smith, Walker Box, Sam Leggett, Jack Harvey, Ethan Batol, William Deas, Cy Craig, Meg Branning, Katherine O’Brien, Rachel Regan

1st Row: Riley McCoy, Elise Jones, Emily Metcalf, Sarah Beth Usey, Rose Hsieh, Rebecca Stafford, Ainslee Johnson, Elana Galambus, Summer Wheat, Maggie Boswell, Julia Phillippi, Lila Murphy, Isabella Hicks, Lauren Anne Smith,Jane Hurst, Veronica Chough, Brinkley Boswell, Francie Heidelberg, Evelyn Thornton.

Not pictured: Abby Huff, Caroline Huff, El Knotts, Ben Atkinson, Charlie Hight, Josie Duncan, Chloe Tew, Kennedy Dausman, Kitty Friday, Jay Fountain and Lampton Moore. 

By Joseph Ciaccio and Sam Graves

May 5, 2020

At Jackson Prep, the National Honor Society is one of the more prestigious groups, as it recognizes students for academic achievements and volunteer hours. The National Honor Society is a nationwide program for students with an average GPA of 93 or above. To keep their place as a member of the S...

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