The Sentry

Sentry staff, adviser win MSPA accolades

Sentry staff, adviser win MSPA accolades

By Jane Hurst, Managing Editor April 16, 2021

This year, the Mississippi Scholastic Press Association held its annual awards ceremony virtually via a pre-recorded program. The Sentry was well represented in categories spanning from graphics to...

ALUMNI PROFILE: Prep alum David McRae is Mississippi's state treasurer

ALUMNI PROFILE: Prep alum David McRae is Mississippi’s state treasurer

From Issue 8
By Cass Rutledge, Opinion Editor April 15, 2021

The Capitol of Mississippi is perhaps one of the most famous buildings in Mississippi due to its magnificent architecture and the power that resides in it. Lawmakers routinely meet to debate bills...

Students engage in a tug-of-war on a beautiful day at the ninth grade retreat.

Retreat gives freshmen a break

By Mary Kathryn Mason and Hannah Polk April 13, 2021

With the hardships many students have faced with the Covid-19 restrictions this year, it has become difficult to find a moment of enjoyment. Determined to give the Class of 2024 a good time, the Leadership...

Past players and coach share memories of Coach Black

Past players and coach share memories of Coach Black

By Hannah Polk, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

With the recent news of Coach Black’s resignation, the Prep community has been remembering not only his successful career, but the impact he has had on hundreds of former players. The lessons he taught...

Coach Turner speaks to the media at his first public appearance as the new head coach. Photo by Walker Poole.

An early look at the “Relentless” Jackson Prep Patriots

By Charles Stephenson, Sports Editor March 26, 2021

After the news hit Flowood that Coach Tyler Turner had become the new head coach of the prestigious Jackson Prep varsity football team, quick action was taken to hold a press conference. On March 25th,...

Coach Tyler Turner,  just named as the new head varsity football coach for Jackson Prep. Photo by Tanner Gough

Tyler Turner named head football coach

From Issue 8
By Mason Nichols, Sports Editor March 24, 2021

The newest chapter of Jackson Prep Patriot football began on Tuesday, March 23, with the announcement of Tyler Turner as the program’s newest head coach. Turner will continue on the path paved by the...

Alumni Profile: Elizabeth Shackelford ('97), diplomat and author

Alumni Profile: Elizabeth Shackelford (’97), diplomat and author

From Issue 7
By Jane Hurst, Managing Editor February 15, 2021

What’s out there? A former U.S diplomat and a Jackson Prep alumna, Ms. Elizabeth Shackelford, has had this question for as long as she can remember. Her curiosity about the world began with...

An image from Prentiss'

Prentiss: artist on the rise

From Issue 6
By Anna Blaire Bryant and Jake Mathews February 11, 2021

Eighth grader and part-time SoundCloud rapper Prentiss Furr has always had a love for music. He got into rapping two years ago when he was only in 6th grade. On October 24 of last year, he released his...

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