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Jackson Prep makes history and other subjects come alive with virtual reality programs

By BECKY GILLETTE The Jackson Preparatory School is doing some unique things with its virtual reality (VR) laboratory. The school is using VR programs to enhance teaching while also training students in the rapidly-growing industry that is expected to have an economic impact of $100 billion by 2021. Adam Mangana, director of the Extended Reality Lab at Jackson Preparatory School, ...

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Jackson Prep names new head of school

The Jackson Prep Board of Trustees has selected Lawrence Coco to serve as its next head of school. He will replace Interim Head of School Denny Britt. Coco graduated from Jackson Prep in 1992. He attended the University of Mississippi where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, double majoring in English and History. After graduation, Coco worked at Prep as an ...

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UMMC reaching out after death of high school football player

JACKSON — It’s the mantra drilled into the heads of coaches and athletes for decades: Drink plenty of water so you won’t get dehydrated. But in the wake of the recent death of Jackson Prep football player Walker Wilbanks in which hydration and low sodium levels were issues, experts at the University of Mississippi Medical Center are sharing advice on ...

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WILLOUGHBY: Back to school — Jason Walton leading Jackson Prep

Whether in art, sports, academics, or business, we are inspired by excellence. We celebrate those who have the commitment to achieving the highest levels of success in their respective fields.  Aristotle once said, “Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – ...

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Jason Walton named head of school at Jackson Prep

Jason Walton, Ph.D., has been named the sixth head of school at Jackson Preparatory School. Walton succeeds Susan Lindsay, head of school since 2004, who will retire in June after serving the school for 40 years in a variety of positions. Walton is a fourth-generation educator in Mississippi. After receiving his undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Mississippi, ...

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