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Brandon Amphitheater opens

Brandon Amphitheater opens

By Aubrey Scott Moak

May 1, 2018


Filed under Around Town, News

In the heart of Brandon, Mississippi, lies a brand new venue:  the Quarry. Fully equipped with a new nature trail, dog park, baseball facility, and amphitheatre, this 250 acres is sure to draw many families to the area. The idea for the venue sparked as a group of like-minded individuals sought  a ...

NHS takes on San Fran

NHS takes on San Fran

By Preston Dubberly and Henley Johnson

April 30, 2018


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Jackson Prep’s National Honors Society recently took sixteen students to San Francisco, California for an educational and exciting vacation April 18-22.  The chaperones on this trip were sponsor, Lou Ann McKibben and Anna Griffin. Although the trip was short, it was jam packed with tons of walkin...

Culinary Club is cooking up a storm

Culinary Club is cooking up a storm

By Allie Wise and Ainsley O'Quinn

April 25, 2018


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Culinary Club brings students together who share a love of food and cooking.  They meet once a month during activity period and homeroom. Members are invited to bring a dish based on the theme that month with a copy of their recipe. Everyone gathers and enjoys the food brought by each student. Some...

Clay, Trap & Skeet Club

Clay, Trap & Skeet Club

By Will Fletcher

April 23, 2018


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One of the newer clubs at Prep is the Clay, Trap, & Skeet team. For those unfamiliar with these terms, it is a type of shooting team. Known previously as the Gun & Bow club, the name was changed this year and various different activities and events were added. The Clay, Trap, & Skeet team...

Prep students set sail on a new voyage

Prep students set sail on a new voyage

By Stewart McCullough

April 13, 2018


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Prep added an outdoors activity this past winter for students to enjoy - sailing. The Sailing Club is focused on giving students the chance to sail, something that most kids would never be able to do. Over the past three months, students have learned many skills necessary for sailing, some include: hois...

Emerald Isle delights Prep students, faculty

Emerald Isle delights Prep students, faculty

By Mary Virginia Baldwin

April 13, 2018


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photos by Mary Virginia Baldwin A group from Jackson Prep chose to take a trip all around Ireland for Spring Break. 14 students along with a number of parents accompanied by English teacher Ms. Jessica Wilkinson, choir teacher Mr. Mitchell McGinnis, and drama teacher Mr. Kenneth McDade. The trip lasted...

8th graders prep for Washington D.C. trip

8th graders prep for Washington D.C. trip

By Mara Liston and Sarah Cory

April 11, 2018


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Spring Break might be over, but the eighth graders still have a trip to look forward to. Mr. Kevin Robichaux, eighth grade history teacher, is taking his annual trip to Washington D.C. with a group of students. They will leave for  D.C. on April 26 and return on the 30th. A total of 47 students ar...

Extended Reality Learning Lab debuts in Prep library

Extended Reality Learning Lab debuts in Prep library

By Russ Upton

April 5, 2018


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Jackson Prep is poised to become a leading school in preparing students for the technology-filled world they are bound to encounter. On Thursday, April 5, the school inaugurated its new Extended Reality (XR) Learning Lab in the Jesse L. Howell library. With an initial installation of 24 virtual-real...

Students visit Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Students visit Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

By Mary Patton Murphy

March 29, 2018


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Since its opening in December of 2017, the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum has drawn both Mississippi and non-Mississippi residents, including the president himself, to its doors. With eight diverse and interactive galleries, the museum transports its visitors to the past in order to spur a desire for s...

Sentry brings home awards from MSPA convention

Sentry brings home awards from MSPA convention

By William Fletcher

March 28, 2018


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On Tuesday, March 27th, a group of students involved in different publications traveled to The University of Mississippi to represent Prep at the Mississippi Scholastic Press Association day. High Schools from all around the state came to learn and receive awards for their work and range of publica...

Seniors showcase artwork in Prep’s art gallery

Seniors showcase artwork in Prep’s art gallery

By Preston Dubberly

March 6, 2018


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The senior art show was held on Monday, March 5 in the Mary Katherine Loyacono McCravey Art Gallery.  Seniors who displayed their own work are either in Advanced Placement Art, Advanced Art, Photography, or Art I. Some seniors have been building their portfolios since eleventh grade, but the artwork...

Teachers beat their students again, but only at basketball

Teachers beat their students again, but only at basketball

By Avery Andress

March 4, 2018


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For the second year in a row, the students and faculty played a full-court basketball game. Students paid $2 to watch the game, and all of the money raised went to the Goodwill Art Show. Current senior cheerleaders Neil Stewart, Sara Thomas Easley, Emme Aldridge, and Mary Rogers Merrell were in charge o...

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