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Tacky Christmas Sweater Contest

Tacky Christmas Sweater Contest

December 12, 2014


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Students participated in the annual Sentry Tacky Christmas Sweater Competition.  Throughout the day Sentry staff members were on the lookout for the tackiest sweaters out there.  After many pictures were considered the Sentry staff voted on the top three tackiest sweaters.  There were so many swea...

Flannel Shirt Day Ends Camp Kandu Week

Flannel Shirt Day Ends Camp Kandu Week

December 4, 2014


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The Service Club organized a "flannel shirt day" to raise awareness for Camp Kandu, which supports the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi. They chose flannel shirts because they fit in with the "camp" theme and, it was something for people to see so that they wouldn't just fly straight by and n...

Writer’s Block to Launch Satellite

Writer’s Block to Launch Satellite

December 1, 2014


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To help out Junior High students studying for their English exams, the Writer's Block will open a satellite Tuesday, December 2 through the end of the next week .  This program will use half of the writing coaches in the Collaboration Room of the Library.  The coaches will help selected students during...

One-Act Play Readies For Performance

One-Act Play Readies For Performance

November 19, 2014


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On December 4th at 6 pm the stage in the Fortenberry Theatre will spring to life as thirty Prep students perform The Voice of the Prairie in preparation for the annual North Mississippi Drama Festival in Starkville. The following morning at 5 am, director Mr. Kenneth McDade, faculty membe...

Holocaust Survivor Inge Auerbacher Speaks to Student Body

Holocaust Survivor Inge Auerbacher Speaks to Student Body

November 18, 2014


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On Tuesday, November 18, in Prep's Fortenberry Theater, Dr. Cindy Townsend introduced Holocaust survivor Ms. Inge Auerbacher to talk to the student body. Auerbacher is 79 years old, a retired chemist, a renowned writer, and Jewish in faith. Auerbacher was born in a village in Germany of 2000...

Prep Takes Down Parklane Academy in MC Quiz Bowl Tournament

November 12, 2014


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On November 12, the Jackson Prep Quiz Bowl team traveled to Mississippi College to take part in the first part of the MC tournament. In this particular competition matches are spread over a few months instead of one day. When a team wins they are given the date and time of the next match. Prep went...

Sentry Gnomes in Custody, Prizes Awarded

Sentry Gnomes in Custody, Prizes Awarded

November 10, 2014


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The Sentry staff, for issue 3, hid three gnomes around Prep's campus and offered a $25 gift card reward for any student who finds them. After a perilous quest through the halls of Jackson Preparatory School, amateur adventurers Mathew Drennen and Nick Elrod stumbled upon the two gnomes, Gnaomie a...

Dr. Tim Elmore Talks to Prep Community

Dr. Tim Elmore Talks to Prep Community

October 28, 2014


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On Tuesday October 28th, Dr. Tim Elmore spoke at Jackson Prep with an emphasis on Growing Leaders in our Community, as part of the Global Leadership Institute's series of Insight Forums. Dr. Elmore founded the non-profit organization Growing Leaders as an attempt to develop young leaders. A nationa...

Pacers From 44 Years Kick Up Their Heels at Reunion

Pacers From 44 Years Kick Up Their Heels at Reunion

October 28, 2014


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The first Pacer Reunion took place on Friday, October 24, at the school. The reunion was being hosted by the current Pacer sponsor, Ms. Lou Ann McKibben, and the current Pacer mothers. "We have had reunions for various sport teams, such as football or basketball, but never for Pacer,” said Ms....

Quiz Bowl: SH Takes 2nd, JH 1st at MC Tournament

Quiz Bowl: SH Takes 2nd, JH 1st at MC Tournament

October 27, 2014


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The Jackson Prep quiz bowl team competed on Saturday October, 18th at Madison Central. Their record was 5-1 in preliminary rounds, in semifinals 3-0, and in the finals lost by 4 questions to Lamar. They received 2nd place in high school division, the junior high won 1st in their division. The...

The Annual Celebration of Moles

The Annual Celebration of Moles

October 23, 2014


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Today, October 23 (10/23) we celebrate moles. Not the vermin sort of mole, or the epidermis kind of mole, but the basic measuring unit in chemistry. The mole, also called Avogadro's number, is 6.02 × 10^23, and today from 6:02 AM until 6:02 PM we celebrate this number. For more information about...

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