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Prep star Jerrion Ealy commits to Ole Miss for football, baseball

Prep star Jerrion Ealy commits to Ole Miss for football, baseball

By Stewart McCullough and Steven Wyatt

December 17, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

Flowood, MS -- The Jackson Prep Patriots football team had quite the success this season, and much of that success came due to the efforts of their junior four-star running back Jerrion Ealy. In November, Ealy led the Patriots to their sixth straight state title, and Friday he announced that he was ready ...

Big Sis/Little Sis party welcomes holiday season

Big Sis/Little Sis party welcomes holiday season

By Sarah Cory and Mara Liston

December 14, 2017


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Oh, December. What a wonderful time of the year. Presents, fires, and Christmas cheer. But the most fun thing about December is clearly the Big Sis Lil Sis party! Everything from brownies to hat decorating competitions--oh, and how can you forget about the tacky sweaters? This is one fun day that no ...

Mississippi experiencing rough flu season

Mississippi experiencing rough flu season

By Tanner Gough

December 13, 2017


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With the flu season already in full swing, early signs have shown that this year might be particularly bad. According to a recent report by The New England Journal of Medicine, this year’s flu vaccine may only be 10% effective. Also, the CDC’s US Flu Activity Map, as of December 2, shows the f...

Delayed by snow, Hour of Code comes to Prep

Delayed by snow, Hour of Code comes to Prep

By Allie Wise and Olivia Moore

December 12, 2017


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The Hour of Code is an event that takes place in schools all around the world during the Computer Science Education Week, but schools can choose to host an hour of code anytime throughout the year.  Prep decided to host the Hour of Code on December 8, the Friday of Computer Science Week.  Unfortunately, ...

Students dive into virtual reality

Students dive into virtual reality

By Camp Carter

December 6, 2017


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On Wednesday, December 6, Jackson Prep hosted a virtual reality session in the library, the purpose of which was to show students how coding can make amazing things. Classes came in and experienced the underwater-themed demonstration, and students came in on their own during activity period. Par...

No arguing this: Speech and Debate is lots of work

No arguing this: Speech and Debate is lots of work

By Mary Virginia Baldwin

November 16, 2017


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Arguing for sport may seem simple to some, but travel with Jackson Prep’s Speech and Debate team for a competition one weekend and you might feel differently. The team began their season in September and will continue into April, and possibly June. The team is sponsored by Mr. Richard Younce and c...

Quiz bowl flourishes in senior and junior high

Quiz bowl flourishes in senior and junior high

By Camp Carter

November 16, 2017


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Both of Jackson Prep’s Quiz Bowl teams are under new sponsorship. The duties of a sponsor are to host weekly practices, arrange Quiz Bowl competitions, and get students to and from competitions.  Mr. Kevin Robichaux sponsors the Junior High team, and Ms. Alix Zachow sponsors the Senior High team. Quiz...

“Crucible” Museum explores play, Puritans, persecution

“Crucible” Museum explores play, Puritans, persecution

By Henley Johnson

November 14, 2017


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This year’s annual museum project for Ms. Anna Griffin’s 11th grade AP students was focused around the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller. This play is set in Puritan times during the Salem Witch Trials in Massachusetts, so each project is based around this topic, or topics related to the social...

“Youth Leg” participants argue, vote, and legislate

“Youth Leg” participants argue, vote, and legislate

By Tynes Carroll

November 13, 2017


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The 58th assembly of the Mississippi Youth Legislature took place Wednesday, November 8th through Saturday the 11th in downtown Jackson, MS. Nearly 500 students from across the state joined together at the Jackson Marriott for this assembly. Jackson Prep was responsible for bringing 46 students and 3 ...

Performing Arts students take on the Big Apple

Performing Arts students take on the Big Apple

By Preston Dubberly

November 8, 2017


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On Thursday, November 4, thirteen students involved in the Performing Arts at Jackson Prep, Showchoir Director Mr. Mitchell McGinnis, and Director of Patriot Singers Ms. Temperance Jones traveled to New York City for an enjoyable weekend.   On this trip, students had the opportunity to attend a ...

Dead return to party on Patriot Avenue

Dead return to party on Patriot Avenue

By Sayley Crawford and Aubrey Scott Moak

October 31, 2017


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  El Dia de los Muertos, also referred to as The Day of the Dead, is a holiday with roots in Mexico. Each year, Day of the Dead is celebrated on the 1st and 2nd of November in many Spanish-speaking countries. These two days are used to honor the death of loved ones and to celebrate th...

Prep lit mags score at 2017 MSPA fall convention

Prep lit mags score at 2017 MSPA fall convention

By Stewart McCullough

October 30, 2017


Filed under News

On Monday, October 30th, staff members from Earthwinds, Prep’s senior high literary magazine, Mindprints, the junior high literary magazine, Précis, Prep’s yearbook, and The Sentry all headed south for the Mississippi Scholastic Press Association's fall convention, held at the University Southern M...

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