The Sentry

Prep students answer the call of the wild in Alaska

Raising the Prep flag high on Mt. Alyeska

By Lauren Anne Smith

June 28, 2020

COVID-19 canceled many events and plans this year, but the Global Leadership Institute Alaska trip was not one of them. GLI director Colonel William Merrell worked hard to keep the trip afloat and was determined that the students would still go to Alaska. On June 13, five chaperones and fifteen students...

Trudy Powers retires, leaving long legacy behind her

Trudy Powers retires, leaving long legacy behind her

By Tanner Gough, Editor-in-Chief

May 29, 2020

It is not often that one finds an educator who has been in the field as long as Jackson Prep’s outgoing Head of the Junior High, Ms. Trudy Powers. At the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, she began her 38th year serving at Prep, 18 of those heading the resource office and the rest co-leading ...

Looking back at a unique school year (Staff Editorial, May 2020)

Looking back at a unique school year (Staff Editorial, May 2020)

By The Sentry II Class

May 21, 2020

This school year has obviously been like no other that we have seen. When frightening tensions with Iran, the early and tragic death of a basketball icon, the impeachment of the President of the United States, historic flooding of the Jackson Metro Area, and the beginning of a presidential general election are...

Fourth term goes remote due to coronavirus

When they couldn't be on campus, students could still be together, at least virtually.

By John Henry Andress, Managing Editor

May 18, 2020

Well, that escalated quickly. Tuesday, March 3: A Patriot Communication email is sent out to the Prep community that states information on how to prevent the spread of the coronavirus while emphasizing there is not yet a pandemic in the United States. Thursday, March 5: Students and faculty leave...

Students test virtual-reality physics classroom from home

Students test virtual-reality physics classroom from home

By Tanner Gough, Editor-In-Chief

May 14, 2020

Even while away from the Jackson Prep XR lab, seven students were able to take part in an experiment with the virtual reality technology, from the comfort of their own homes. The initiative, led by Ms. Meagan Vinson, Mr. Donald Regan, and Ms. Jane Zhu was an effort to see if holding classes ...

Seasons in Review: 2019-2020

Pom-poms spell out Jackson Prep on the basketball court.

May 11, 2020

A series detailing seasons that finished before the coronavirus postponement.

School updates year-end plans, graduation ceremony set for July 23

The infamous coronavirus as rendered by graphics editor Alex Roberson

By Lauren Anne Smith, Managing Editor

April 29, 2020

In mid-April, the school gave answers to Prep families on what their plans of action were for the end of the year. At the time there were not as many details due to the uncertainty; now we have a better understanding of what to expect this summer.  The administration decided to set an official date ...

Seven seniors receive STAR student award for 2020

Seven seniors receive STAR student award for 2020

By Lily Flowers, Photography Editor

April 28, 2020

The class of 2020 has seven Prep students that have been chosen for Mississippi’s Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition, or STAR, Program. According to the Mississippi Economic Council, the STAR program encourages scholastic achievement among the state’s high school students and recognizes ou...

The ABCs of Quarantine

Our guide to 26 ways to keep yourself from going stir-crazy while sheltering in place.

By Lauren Anne Smith, Managing Editor

April 16, 2020

It's week 5 of quarantine, and boredom is starting to settle in for students. Whether you’re stuck inside all day or get a chance to get some fresh air, here are some fun things to pass the time! Art (photo courtesy of Sarah Beth Usey) Baking (photo courtesy of Hannah Grace Big...

Sentry staff wins statewide journalism prizes

Sentry staff wins statewide journalism prizes

By Lauren Anne Smith, Managing Editor

April 1, 2020

The Mississippi Scholastic Press Association is the major organization for student journalism and publication in the state. Each year, it holds a “Best of Mississippi” contest to honor the best scholastic journalism Mississippi has to offer. Prizes in the yearbook and literary magazine portions ...

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