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Shark Tank nurtures student business ideas

Shark Tank nurtures student business ideas

By Madeline Claire Hughes

October 27, 2017


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Shark Tank is a project that Ms. Lou Ann McKibben's AP Senior Government and Economics class has been working on for about ten weeks. The project began in the summer during the month of July when every student had to submit a shark tank idea. The ideas were all put into a Google form that every studen...

“The Traveling Lady” could appeal to new performers as tryouts approach

“The Traveling Lady” could appeal to new performers as tryouts approach

By Stewart McCullough

October 26, 2017


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On February 23 and 24, Jackson Prep students will present Horton Foote’s The Traveling Lady, but this is no ordinary overall production. This production is a cross-curricular effort that spans across multiple departments. For instance, the English department will use The Traveling Lady and Of Mice and ...

Speaker encourages students to “live fearless” at Live Original event

Speaker encourages students to “live fearless” at Live Original event

By Mary Patton Murphy

October 24, 2017


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Last year, the 20 year old Duck Dynasty star Sadie Robertson organized a 16 city tour throughout the United States encouraging students “to live uniquely and to be the person God made you to be.” On October 19, Robertson’s “Live Original Tour” kicked off for its second year, and on October 22, it made ...

“Same Kind of Different As Me” premieres in Madison

“Same Kind of Different As Me” premieres in Madison

By Stewart McCullough and Elizabeth Downing

October 22, 2017


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MADISON, MS - The long-awaited premiere of The Same Kind of Different As Me went down during a red carpet event at Malco Theatre in Madison on Thursday, October 19. This movie is based on the 2006 novel, Same Kind of Different as Me. The night began as Mississippi’s “Miss Hospitality” welcomed the general a...

Everybody cuts Footloose (The Musical)

Everybody cuts Footloose (The Musical)

By Tynes Carroll

October 20, 2017


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Footloose: The Musical, Prep’s fall musical, is set to premiere on Saturday at 2 and 7pm, Monday at 7pm and an additional showing at 7pm Tuesday in the Fortenberry Theatre. Directed by Mr. Mitchell McGinnis, forty-six students are involved in the story of a Chicago boy who comes to a town where da...

Cheerleaders, Pacers compete in MAIS event

Cheerleaders, Pacers compete in MAIS event

By Henley Johnson and Madeline Claire Hughes

October 19, 2017


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On October 18th, Hinds Community College hosted the annual MAIS Cheer and Dance Competition. Teams from all over the district (from 2A, 3A, and 4A divisions) traveled to Pearl early Wednesday morning to compete. The competition started with the JV teams competing in the categories of Pom, Non-tumbling...

Prep takes seniors on college visits

By Avery Andress and Tynes Carroll

October 13, 2017


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The University of Mississippi Jackson Prep took a group of seniors to visit the University of Mississippi on September 28. The bus left Prep at 6 am with Megan Thomas, the Assistant Director of Admissions, and Cole Putnam, the Ole Miss Admissions counselor for Madison and Rankin counties. Breakfast was...

Details about Prep’s new schedule announced

Details about Prep’s new schedule announced

By Avery Andress

October 5, 2017


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Change is coming soon to the Jackson Prep day. The school has been working on deciding a new schedule as part of a strategic plan that began in the 2014-2015 school year, and the final result of the process will be an all-new schedule that will start in the fall of 2018. A main goal of this schedule...

Former Navy SEAL inspires students to live the “Team Life”

Former Navy SEAL inspires students to live the “Team Life”

By Avery Andress, Tynes Carroll, and Ford Lange

September 22, 2017


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David Rutherford is a former Navy SEAL and motivational speaker. He came and spoke to the Jackson Prep student body on September 21, at the invitation of Global Leadership Institute director Col. William Merrell.  In a follow-up meeting with a smaller group of students during 5th period, Rut...

College Fair puts students, schools in contact

College Fair puts students, schools in contact

By Avery Andress

September 20, 2017


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Jackson Prep’s annual College Fair took place on September 19. The college fair was set up in the gym with many tables where college representatives could put their college information. At the college fair, many colleges were represented from all over the country. Some of the colleges included the...

Aqua Pats stay in their victory lane

Aqua Pats stay in their victory lane

By Preston Dubberly and Stewart McCullough

September 20, 2017


Filed under From The Archives, News, Photos, Sports, Uncategorized

The annual MAIS State swim meet was held on September 20th at the Lakeland Courthouse. Although, this year was the year for upsets. Dr. Nealey said, “This meet was a lot closer compared to previous meets.” Once you stepped into the Courthouse, you could feel the tension.  Goggles were flying off and swim caps squeezed the bra...

Apple Unveils New Products for 2017

Apple Unveils New Products for 2017

By Payne Bell

September 15, 2017


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Overview On September 12, 2017, Apple revealed the much-anticipated iPhone 8, iPhone 8+, iPhone X, Apple Watch Series 3, and a new version of their unique TV device, Apple TV. Also revealed at the event was the AirPower wireless charging mat, set to release in 2018. It should be noted that the AirPow...

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