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Faculty Christmas show kicks off Christmas break

Faculty Christmas show kicks off Christmas break

By Mary Patton Murphy, Copy Editor

December 22, 2018


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To celebrate the end of exams and the start of Christmas break, Prep faculty held “A Prep Christmas Carol,” an original Prep production based on Charles Dickens’ famous work “A Christmas Carol,” for students and faculty in Lindsey Hall. The production, written by Dr. Lynn Miller, featured Mr...

Bands sought to do battle at Prep Fest

Bands sought to do battle at Prep Fest

By Bennett Carter, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


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Student, faculty, and alumni bands, get ready to battle this April! This year’s annual PAT fundraising weekend, Prep Fest, will include an event familiar to some Prep faculty and graduates but new to current Prep students - the Battle of the Bands. Started in the mid-1980’s as a fundraiser,...

Students share bright ideas at Patriot Talks

Students share bright ideas at Patriot Talks

By Sarah Herring, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


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“If you had five minutes to tell the world anything that is important to you, what would it be?” This was the prompt given to the students in Ms. Jessica Wilkinson’s public speaking class.  Based on the popular TED Talks, Patriot Talks were designed for students to share anything they wante...

One Act breaks a leg at Northfest

One Act breaks a leg at Northfest

By Olivia Moore, Managing Editor

December 18, 2018


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The student cast of Around the World in 80 Days recently traveled to Mississippi State to perform in the North MS Drama Festival after performing on Thursday night for the school.  The competition ran from Friday, December 7, through Saturday, December 8, and Prep qualified to advance to the Miss...

Businesses fight it out to survive in the Shark Tank

Businesses fight it out to survive in the Shark Tank

By Ford Lange, Social Media Editor

December 18, 2018


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Shark Tank is more commonly known as the TV show that entrepreneurs appear on to show off their product to wealthy “sharks.” But at Prep, a game derived from the show serves as the project that seniors in AP Government/Economics participate in to show their knowledge. This has been something...

Prep dancers join the holiday tradition of “The Nutcracker”

Prep dancers join the holiday tradition of “The Nutcracker”

By Victoria Chough, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


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This holiday season, both Ballet Mississippi and Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet performed their renditions of The Nutcracker. While their artistic interpretations may be different, both studios have multiple dancers from Jackson Prep that performed in the show. Rehearsals started shortly after auditions in September, and the dancers worked very hard to ...

Prep students win Governor, Speaker of the House at Youth Legislature

Prep students win Governor, Speaker of the House at Youth Legislature

By Anna Stack, Records Manager

December 13, 2018


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From November 14 to November 17, Prep students attended the Mississippi Youth Legislature Conference at the Marriott in downtown Jackson. Each year, the Mississippi Youth Legislature comes to session as a model legislative and judicial program for students in grades 9-12. For this conference, students...

Précis Pageant highlights class of 2019

Précis Pageant highlights class of 2019

By Jane Gray Barbour and Aubrey Scott Moak

December 12, 2018


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The staff of Jackson Prep’s yearbook, Prècis, is hard at work this time of year planning and coordinating their annual fundraiser. The Prècis Pageant is held in honor of the seniors, and this year’s edition came around on December 10. High school students look forward to this event because they ...

Deck the Halls with Christmas Carols

Deck the Halls with Christmas Carols

By Avery Overby and Eliza Maxwell

December 10, 2018


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On Monday December 10,  as students walked to their last class of the day, they were surprised to hear Christmas music come through the speakers. Assistant Head of Senior High, Ms. Sarah Scruggs, played “Jingle Bell Rock” in the senior high and the McRae Center as the students advanced to their fixed carrier.  ...

School leaders build bridges with China

School leaders build bridges with China

By Tanner Gough, News Editor

December 6, 2018


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On the week of October 21-27, Jackson Prep Head of School Mr. Lawrence Coco, along with Chief Operating Officer Mr. Denny Britt and International Program director Ms. Jane Zhu, embarked on a trip to China. The trip consisted of a hectic schedule that kept the trio busy during their time there. The p...

Juniors celebrate “The Princess Bride” with festival

Juniors celebrate “The Princess Bride” with festival

By Preston Dubberly, Entertainment Editor

November 30, 2018


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Ms. Anna Griffin’s eleventh grade AP English class put on a film festival on Wednesday, November 28, to showcase their summer reading book, The Princess Bride by William Goldman. Last year, Ms. Griffin’s classes covered the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller. The classes this year have been collectively ...

Varsity basketball girls spread joy at children’s hospital

Varsity basketball girls spread joy at children’s hospital

By Tori Newsome, Entertainment Editor

November 27, 2018


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On Monday, November 19th, the Jackson Prep varsity girls' basketball team went to Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital to make hand turkeys with the children who were well enough to go to the play area. The team was separated into two groups. One group went to the 2nd floor and the other group w...

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