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Pursuit brings fellowship and worship to campus

Pursuit brings fellowship and worship to campus

By John Henry Andress, Managing Editor

January 16, 2020

Pursuit, a three day worship series lead by students, was held on January eighth through tenth. It was a time to grow closer to the Lord and pursue a relationship with him, which is where the name originates. The series was made possible through the leadership of upperclassmen and the lead speaker, Johnathon...

Prep welcomes Inky Johnson to Jackson

Prep welcomes Inky Johnson to Jackson

By Mason Nichols, Sports Editor

January 15, 2020

The newest addition to the Global Leadership Institute’s lineup of forum speakers may just be the best. On January 16, Prep welcomes Inky Johnson, a respected inspirational speaker and mentor to youth. Johnson uses his extensive athletic background, including his career as a defensive back on the Univ...

Précis Pageant: Holidays In Hollywood

Précis Pageant: Holidays In Hollywood

By Lilly Noble, Features Editor

December 17, 2019

On the evening of Monday December 9, Jackson Prep was taken to Hollywood for the yearbook’s annual fundraiser, the. This event has been long awaited by students and parents alike. This night is especially exciting for the seniors because they are honored with multiple awards, and the beauties and...

OUTSIDE THE PREP BUBBLE: The strange case of Jeffrey Epstein

OUTSIDE THE PREP BUBBLE: The strange case of Jeffrey Epstein

By Hannah Grace Biggs, Copy Editor

December 17, 2019

On August 10, 2019,  American financer Jeffrey Epstein, charged with one count of sex trafficking of a minor and one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, was found dead in his jail cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. Originally ruled a suicide by a New York city medi...

Stuck in an elevator with Rep. Gregg Harper

Stuck in an elevator with Rep. Gregg Harper

By Maggie Boswell and Mayrant Gonwa

December 17, 2019

On Friday, November 15th, Sophomores Lilly Grace Sites, Jane Hurst, Mayrant Gonwa, Maggie Boswell, Annie Jicka, Trinity Scalia, Worth Hewitt, Thomas Wasson, Shivraj Kumar, Jack Harvey, Havens Smith and Landon Miller had lunch with former Representative Gregg Harper. At lunch he gave a presentation ...

Students travel to Costa Rica over Thanksgiving break

Students travel to Costa Rica over Thanksgiving break

By Lily Flowers, Photography Editor

December 16, 2019

On November 20th, ten students traveled to Costa Rica, chaperoned by Ms. Katie Luckey and Ms. Suzanne Eskrigge. Surprisingly, the trip ended up being all girls. Students left the Jackson airport around 2:30 pm and arrived in Liberia, Costa Rica by 10 pm. Costa Rica and the United States are located...

Professor talks Southern history and Atticus Finch in Masterclass

Professor talks Southern history and Atticus Finch in Masterclass

By Alex Roberson, Graphics Editor

December 13, 2019

Students recently had the opportunity to listen to Dr. Joseph Crespino speak as a part of the ongoing “Masterclass” series at Jackson Prep. Dr. Crespino is the Jimmy Carter Professor of History at Emory University and author of three books dealing with Southern history. A native of Macon, Mississippi, D...

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...

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