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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...

Juniors prepare for annual class garage sale

Juniors prepare for annual class garage sale

By Mary Patton Murphy

March 1, 2018


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In mid January, the current junior class began preparing for the annual Jackson Prep Garage Sale. The sale, which has been going on for several years now, has become a popular event among those in the Jackson area, and it has even become popular among some from as far as Gulfport, MS due to the wide...

“The Traveling Lady” stops at Prep

“The Traveling Lady” stops at Prep

By Preston Dubberly, Maclain Kennedy

March 1, 2018


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All photos by Hubert Worley Since January, Prep students were hard at work to put together “The Traveling Lady”. With a cast of ten, the play was performed February 23 and 24, and the cast added an additional performance on the February 26 in Lindsay Hall due to high demand. The small stage gave...

You’ve heard of cryptocurrency…but what is it?

You’ve heard of cryptocurrency…but what is it?

By Patrick Phillips

February 20, 2018


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Unless you live under a rock you have surely heard the word cryptocurrency, but I doubt you really understand what they are. In short a cryptocurrency is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange that uses cryptography to control its creation and management, rather than relying on central ...

Prep names Lawrence Coco as next Head of School

Prep names Lawrence Coco as next Head of School

By Alex Gibbs

February 14, 2018


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On Wednesday, February 14, the Jackson Prep Board of Trustees announced their selection of Mr. Lawrence Coco to serve as the next Head of School through an official press release. Coco was chosen following a national search from the Head of School Search Committee and Faculty Advisory Committee with...

Arrrgh! Here be yer cast list, matey!!

Arrrgh! Here be yer cast list, matey!!

February 2, 2018


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Jim Hawkins Aidan Creel Long John Silver Mary Frances Dickie Jim's Father Hadley  Thompson The Civilians Dr. Livesey Thomas McBride Squire Trelawney Alex Reichle The Baliff Benjamin Burnett Captain Smollet Dakota Kraus Reverend Mainwaring ...

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