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New Teacher Profile: Temperance Jones

New Teacher Profile: Temperance Jones

By Katelyn Cox

September 26, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Ms. Temperance Jones, a new teacher to Prep this year, is the director of Jackson Prep’s Patriot Singers. Jones originally came from a very music-oriented family in her hometown of Birmingham; her mother was a music major at Spelman College in Atlanta, and she also taught the arts at Sardis Christian School and Master’s Academy of Fine Arts. Ms. ...

Around Town: The Avett Brothers shine at Thalia Mara

Around Town: The Avett Brothers shine at Thalia Mara

By Madeline Claire Hughes

September 24, 2017


Filed under Around Town, Entertainment, Showcase

On September 21st, The Avett Brothers played at Thalia Mara Hall with Langhorne Slim as their opening act. The Avett Brothers are an American folk rock band from Mount Pleasant, North Carolina. The co-lead vocalist are Scott Avett who plays the banjo and his brother Seth Avett who plays the guitar....

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


Filed under News, Showcase

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...

Kelly’s Album of the Week: All Hail West Texas

Kelly’s Album of the Week: All Hail West Texas

By Kelly McBride

September 22, 2017


Filed under Audio, Entertainment, Showcase

All Hail West Texas by The Mountain Goats shows the power that one man, a tape recorder and an acoustic guitar can have. John Darnielle single-handedly created this album in his house on a boombox recorder, and he wrote his lyrics on the margins of his hand outs from a job orientation class. A...

College Fair puts students, schools in contact

College Fair puts students, schools in contact

By Avery Andress

September 20, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

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 News, Photos, Showcase, 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...

Rollin’ with the Sevies: Big Sis Lil Sis

Rollin’ with the Sevies: Big Sis Lil Sis

By Sayley Crawford, Mara Liston, and Sarah Cory

September 18, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Big Sis Lil Sis is a program that has been in place at Jackson Prep for several years now.  Leading this group for her second year is Ms. Sharon Box. Ninth grade girls serve as a Big Sis to the seventh grade girls and the hope is that the two girls will grow in their friendship with one another. ...

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